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San Francisco, San Diego Earn Men’s Tennis Weekly Honors

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named San Francisco senior Nils Skajaa the West Coast Conference Singles Player of the Week and the San Diego duo of Jordan Angus and Jaan Kononov the Doubles Team of the Week.

Skajaa earned the first honor of the season for San Francisco after pacing the Dons to victories over Santa Clara and George Washington. At the New Mexico Invitational, Skajaa beat Santa Clara’s Ashot Khacharyan in the No. 1 singles match, taking down the Bronco 6-3, 7-6(4). Despite the team loss to New Mexico State on Saturday, Skajaa earned another straight set victory, beating Strahinja Trecakov 6-4, 7-5. The Dons returned to San Francisco to face George Washington on Wednesday and Skajaa made it three consecutive wins at No. 1 singles, coming from behind to beat Julius Tverijonas, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. 

In doubles, San Diego earns its second honor of the last three weeks in the duo of Jordan Angus and Jaan Kononov. The first-time pairing clinched the doubles point on Friday against No. 28 Tulane (6-2) and Saturday against No. 36 Princeton (6-4). The pair matched up after Josh Page suffered an injury in doubles play Thursday and responded with the 2-0 weekend with convincing victories over two ranked opponents.                                  

Also Nominated Singles: John Pearce, BYU; Ruadhan O’Sullivan, Gonzaga; Alex Giannini, Pacific; Lautaro Pane, Pepperdine, Filip Vittek, San Diego
Also Nominated Doubles: Andrey Goryachkov and Juan Canales, BYU; Hayden Smith and Jordan Smith, Gonzaga; Lautaro Pane and Pedro iamachkine, Pepperdine 

2016 WCC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Week 1 (2/9) – Michail Pervolarakis, Portland
Week 2 (2/16) – Keaton Cullimore, BYU
Week 3 (2/23) – Sam Verbeek, Pacific
Week 4 (3/1) – Uros Petronijevic, San Diego
Week 5 (3/8) – Guilherme Hadlich, Pepperdine
Week 6 (3/15) – Robert Seby, Santa Clara
Week 7 (3/22) – Nils Skajaa, San Francisco 

2016 WCC Men’s Tennis Doubles Team of the Week
Week 1 (2/9) – Lautaro Pane and Pedro Iamachkine, Pepperdine
Week 2 (2/16) – Lautaro Pane and Pedro Iamachkine, Pepperdine
Week 3 (2/23) – Daniel Alameh and Alex Gianini, Pacific
Week 4 (3/1) – Jeremy Bourgeois and Aidan Carrazedo, BYU
Week 5 (3/8) – Uros Petronijevic and Filip Vittek, San Diego
Week 6 (3/15) – Alex Wallace and Kent Andreasen, Portland
Week 7 (3/22) – Jordan Angus and Jaan Kononov, San Diego