BERKELEY –California senior Anett Schutting claimed the Pac-12 Player of the Week honor for her contributions in the Golden Bears’ two big wins last week, the conference announced on Tuesday. This is the second honor of the week for the Golden Bear, who is also the Muscle Milk Student Athlete of the Week. The Cal star collected the accolades after posting singles and doubles wins in both the 7-0 rout of Sacramento State and the 6-1 Pac-12-clinching victory at Stanford.
Schutting – who has a 10-match unbeaten streak – holds the Bears’ top singles ranking at 19th and has compiled a singles record of 24-10. The doubles team of Schutting and sophomore Lynn Chi (12-6) jumped to No 42 in this week’s ITA rankings after its big win in the Big Slam.
Against the Cardinal on April 19, the then-70th-ranked Schutting and Chi clinched the doubles point with an upset of ninth-ranked Kristie Ahn/Carol Zhao, 8-6, on court one. In singles, then-ranked 23rd, Schutting upset the 19th-ranked Zhao, 6-3, 7-6(2), on court three to give Cal a 3-1 lead.
On April 17 against Sacramento State – in her last home match of the regular season – Schutting and Chi won their doubles match, 8-3, against, Olivia Boija/Sophie Lohscheidt, as the Bears captured the doubles point. Schutting also beat Boija, 6-3, 6-1, in singles to clinch the overall match.
Additionally, the duo of Schutting and Manasse is ranked 47th in doubles and has a 10-5 record.
This marks the third Pac-12 Player of the Week award for Cal, which had Chi earn the honor on April 8 and sophomore Klara Fabikova claim the accolade on April 1.
Schutting and the Bears play in the Pac-12 Championships starting Thursday in Ojai, Calif.