Walnut Creek, CA – The Pac-12 announced today that Sophomore Parker McGuiness was named Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week.
“Congratulations to Parker,” said head coach Roeland Brateanu. “I’m very proud of Parker’s accomplishments so far and he is really deserving of this award. He missed almost the entire fall with a nagging injury, but has really battled back and has become one of the most valuable players on our team. If he continues to work this hard, he will play a very important role in our program for years to come.”
McGuiness, in his first year as a Ute after transferring from North Carolina State, earned the accolade after going undefeated against rival BYU. In doubles, partnering with Jamey Swiggart at No. 3 doubles, he clinched the doubles point for the Utes beating Shane Monroe and Jeremy Bourgeois, 7-6(2). In singles, McGuiness earned a straight set victory at No. 2 singles over Andrey Goryachkov, 7-5, 6-2, contributing to the 4-2 victory over the Cougars. He is now 11-4 on the season.
McGuiness and the Utes are back in action Friday at 6pm at the Eccles Tennis Center when they face former Mountain West Conference foe New Mexico.