March 3, 2015
SAN BRUNO, Calif.-Santa Clara University senior Ilya Osintsev has been named the West Coast Conference Singles Player of the Week, while Loyola Marymount junior Cristobal Rivera and sophomore Charles Boyce earn doubles weekly honor in the sport of men's tennis, the league announced Thursday.
Against Weber State University last Friday, Osintsev rallied after dropping the first set 4-6 to capture the next two sets 6-3, 3-2(11-9) over Stefan Cooper. He followed that come-from-behind performance just one day later with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Andrey Goryackhov from BYU. The two victories propelled the lefty to ninth place on Santa Clara's all-time singles wins list. He now has 59 career singles victories and is currently 9-5 on the year and 7-2 in dual match play. The Novosibirsk, Russia earns his fourth career weekly honor since earning the honor on Feb. 25, 2014, March 19, 2014, and April 16, 2014.
LMU's duo Rivera and Boyce finished 2-0 in matches against No. 61 Cal Poly and No. 71 Utah State while playing at No. 2 doubles, helping the Lions to win both doubles points last week. Rivera and Boyce defeated Devin Barber and Garrett Auproux 7-6 (7-5) on Friday before downing Dennis Baumgartner and Marcus Fritz 6-4, on Saturday to finish the perfect weekend. The victory over Cal Poly's pair decided the doubles point, as the Lions and Mustangs had split the other two courts. The weekly selection is LMU's second of the year, as Errol Smith was named Singles Player of the Week on February 24.
Also nominated in singles... Uros Petronijevic, San Diego; Cristobal Rivera, Loyola Marymount doubles... Kento Tanaka-Tamaki and Alexander Solonin, Pepperdine; Romain Kalaydjian and Uros Petronijevic, San Diego
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE WEEK
March 8: Ilya Osintsev, Santa Clara
March 3: Filip Vittek, San Diego
February 23: Eroll Smith, Loyola Marymount
February 18: Filip Vittek, San Diego
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE MEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES TEAM OF THE WEEK
March 8: Cristobal Rivera and sophomore Charles Boyce, Loyola Marymount
March 3: Guilherme Hadlich and Rakshay Thakkar, Pepperdine
February 23: Bernardo Saraiva and Nils Skajaa
February 18: None