MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Yuta Kikuchi, Sr., CALIFORNIA (Yahaba, Japan)
- For the second game in a row, No. 91-ranked Yuta Kikuchi earned the Golden Bear victory as No. 43 California upset No. 22 Utah 5-2 in the final match. opening of the Bears Pac-12 conference.
- Playing No. 1 in singles, he also earned California’s 5-2 home win over Santa Clara on Friday.
- Against Santa Clara, the senior Golden Bear beat Arthur Neuhaus, 6-4, 6-1, on the first singles court.
- On Sunday, Kikuchi bounced back from a first-set loss to defeat Franco Capalbo, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1, on the first court.
ALSO NOMINATED: Gustaf Strom, ARIZ; Fabien Salle, USS; Arthur Fery, STAN; Stefan Dostanic, USC; Geronimo Espin busleiman, UTAH; Clement Chidekh, WASH.
FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Eryn Cayetano, Jr., USC (Long Beach, Calif.)
- Playing second in singles, sixth-ranked Cayetano had three individual wins for the 20th-ranked Trojans, helping to defeat Arizona State (4-1), Arizona (4-0) and Hawaii Pacific (4-0) . ) in less than 48 hours.
- Playing doubles No. 1 against Arizona State’s 56th-placed Patricija Spaka and Domenika Turkovic, 49th-placed Eryn Cayetano and Grace Piper earned a 6-2 win on center court to help the Trojans to a 4-1 victory over KNEW.
- Won the doubles point against Arizona partnered with Daniella Willson, as they defeated the Wildcats duo of Midori Castillo-Meza and Kayla Wilkins.
- Won game for USC against Arizona, beating Lexi Ryngler 6-1, 2-6, 6-3.
ALSO NOMINATED: Elysia Bolton, UCLA; Madison Tattini, UTAH; Sarah-Maude Fortin, WASH; Savane Ly-Nguyen, WSU.
PAC-12 MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 2022
|January 25||Fabien Salle, State of Arizona||Jessica Alsola, California|
|February 1st||Franco Capalbo, Utah||Nika Zupancic, Washington|
|February 8||Jonas Ziverts, Arizona||Lexi Ryngler, Arizona|
|February 16||Murphy Cassone, Arizona State||Anastasia Goncharova, Utah|
|February 22||Peter Makk, USC||Connie Ma, Stanford|
|March 1||Clement Chidekh, Washington||Forbes Abbey, UCLA|
|8 March||Clement Chidekh, Washington||Sarah-Maude Fortin, Washington|
|March 15||Yuta Kikuchi, California||Eryn Cayetano, USC|