Mountain West Announces Men's and Women's Tennis Players of the Week - Feb. 6, 2013

Feb. 6, 2013


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - UNLV sophomore Ace Matias has been named the Mountain West Men's Tennis Player of the Week, while Boise State junior Sandy Vo has been selected as the MW Women's Tennis Player of the Week for competition from Feb. 1-4, 2013. It is the first MW weekly honor for both athletes.

Matias, a native of Torrance, Calif., went a combined 6-0 last week as the Rebels defeated Southern Mississippi (5-2) on Feb. 1, New Mexico State (6-1) on Feb. 2 and UC Riverside (7-0) on Feb. 3. Playing in the No. 1 singles slot, Matias defeated Matt Frost of Southern Miss., 7-6, 6-4, Luis Ramirez of New Mexico State, 6-2, 6-1 and Jimmy Roberts of UC Riverside, 6-1, 6-2. In No. 1 doubles play, Matias and partner Bernard Schoeman upset 60th-ranked Frost and Andrew Goodwin of Southern Miss., 8-6. Matias and Schoeman also topped Luis Ramirez and Marc Westgate of New Mexico State, 8-2, and Kevin Griffin and Marcus Vizcarra of UC Riverside, 8-1.

Vo, from Melbourne, Australia, won both of her singles matches last week for the Broncos. Playing at No. 2 singles against Weber State, she defeated Kristi Elmer in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4. Against Seattle's No. 1 singles player, Lindsey Newman, Vo again won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2. At No. 2 doubles, Vo and partner Morgan Basil turned back Weber State's Ashley Tanner and Michelle Warwick, 8-5, and also blanked Seattle's Newman and Sarah Lucas, 8-0.

2012-13 Mountain West Men's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 23 - Lance Wilhelm, Sr., Air Force
Jan. 30 - Derek Siddiqui, Sr., San Diego State
Feb. 6 - Ace Matias, So., UNLV

2012-13 Mountain West Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week
Jan. 23 - Michelle Okhremchuk, Jr., Nevada
Jan. 30 - Lucia Batta, Jr., UNLV
Feb. 6 - Sandy Vo, Jr., Boise State