Pac-12 Announces Tennis Players of the Week

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SAN FRANCISCO - The Conference office announced today that Thibault Forget of USC was named Pac-12 Men's Tennis Player of the Week and for the second time this season CALIFORNIA's Maegan Manasse was voted Women's Tennis Player of the Week for action during the week of March 14 - 20.

Forget (Rennes, France) kept his impressive singles win streak alive and well, reaching 10 consecutive victories with two more straight-set wins at the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Challenge last week. The sophomore was USC’s first singles winner in both matches to spark the Trojans to a 4-1 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma and then to a 4-1 win over No. 21 Baylor. Forget’s ninth-straight win came in a smooth 6-2, 6-1 win over No. 92 Max Mora of Oklahoma. The next day, Forget notched his 10th in a row, going one game better with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Baylor’s Jimmy Bendeck. This honor is the first of Forget's career and the 47th all-time for the Trojans, tops in Pac-12 history.

Manasse (Redondo Beach, Calif.) earned her fourth-career weekly accolade and the second of her junior season. Manasse upset No. 2 Luisa Stefani in singles and also clinched the doubles point with junior Denise Starr as No. 1 Cal routed No. 5 Pepperdine, 7-0, on March 19 in Berkeley. Ranked 12th in the country, Manasse topped Stefani, 6-3, 6-3, at court-one singles. Earlier, the fourth-ranked team of Manasse and Starr defeated the 29th-ranked pair of Stefani and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai, 6-4, on court one to secure the doubles point. California now has 34 all-time weekly accolades, one behind USC for the Conference lead.

ALSO NOMINATED
Men: Filip Bergevi, CAL.
Women:  Kennan Johnson, ORE; Giuliana Olmos, USC; Nour Abbes, WASH; Maria Biryukova, WSU.

2016 PAC-12 MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  Men Women
Jan. 18 Mitch Stewart, WASH Desirae Krawczyk, ASU
Jan. 25 Nick Crystal, USC Maegan Manasse, CAL
Feb. 1 Mackenzie McDonald, UCLA Tina Bokhua, COLO
Feb. 8 Billy Griffith, CAL Denise Starr, CAL
Feb. 15 Mackenzie McDonald, UCLA Lauren Marker, ARIZ
Feb. 22 Mads Engsted, CAL Klara Fabikova, CAL
Feb. 29 Mackenzie McDonald, UCLA Catherine Harrison, UCLA
Mar. 7 Daan Maasland, ORE Lauren Marker, ARIZ
Mar. 14 Max de Vroome, USC Alyssa Tobita, ORE
Mar. 21 Thibault Forget, USC Maegan Manasse, CAL
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