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Pac-12 Tennis Players of the Week – April 23, 2024

Pac-12 Tennis Players of the Week – April 23, 2024

MEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Murphy Cassone, Jr., Arizona State (Overland Park, Kansas)

  • Went undefeated across singles and doubles to help Arizona State to team victories over then-No. 57 Oregon (4-1) and Washington (4-2) over the weekend. 
  • Clinched both team wins with his singles victories. 
  • Notched a 6-4, 7-6(2) singles win over No. 83 Quinn Vandacasteele of Oregon on court one, additionally picking up a 7-5 doubles win over No. 46 Vandecasteele and Matthew Burton. 
  • Battled back from a set down against Washington’s Cesar Bouchelaghem to earn a 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 win on court one. 
  • Earns his second Pac-12 weekly honor of the season, having also secured the accolade on March 5. 

ALSO NOMINATED: Casper Christensen, ARIZ; Govind Nanda, UCLA; Nishesh Basavareddy, STAN 

WOMEN’S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Connie Ma, Jr., Stanford (Dublin, Calif.)

  • Helped lead Stanford to a team win over then-No. 9 Cal in season finale, as the Cardinal ultimately finished the season 8-1 in league play. 
  • Defeated No. 38 Hannah Viller Moeller in straight sets, dropping just one game to earn the 6-1, 6-0 victory on court two. 
  • Also teamed with Alexandra Yepifanova to earn a 6-2 doubles victory on court one. 
  • Ma wrapped up her regular season with a 34-5 record across singles and doubles, including an 18-4 mark against nationally-ranked opponents. 
  • It’s Ma’s first weekly honor of the season and Stanford’s third on the women’s side, as Alexandra Yepifanova and Angelica Blake secured honors on Feb. 13 and Feb. 27, respectively.  

ALSO NOMINATED: Brandelyn Fulgenzi, ARIZ; Elise Wagle, UCLA; Yuhan Liu, UTAH; Alexia Jacobs, WASH


Week  Men’s Women’s
Jan. 16 Joe Friend, Arizona Giulia Morlet, Arizona State
Jan. 23 Quinn Vandecasteele, Oregon Tian Fangran, UCLA
Jan. 30 Colton Smith, Arizona Emma Charney, USC
Feb. 6 Govind Nanda, UCLA Sophie Luescher, ORE
Feb. 13 Nishesh Basavareddy, Stanford Alexandra Yepifanova, Stanford
Feb. 20 Herman Hoeyeraal, Arizona Grace Piper, USC
Feb. 27 Max Basing, Stanford Angelica Blake, Stanford
Mar. 5 Murphy Cassone, Arizone State Tian Fangran, UCLA
Mar. 12 Nishesh Basavareddy, Stanford Tian Fangran, UCLA
Mar. 19 Alex Chang, California Tian Fangran, UCLA
Mar. 26 Colton Smith, Arizona Valentina Ivanov, CAL
Apr. 2 Nishesh Basavareddy, Stanford Kimmi Hance, UCLA
Apr. 9 Alex Chang, California Bianca Fernandez, UCLA
Apr. 16 Spencer Johnson, UCLA Elise Wagle, UCLA

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