Thibault Forget Picks Up Pac-12 Player of the Week Award|
March 21, 2016
USC sophomore Thibault Forget kept his impressive singles win streak alive and well, reaching 10 consecutive victories with two more straight-set wins at the BNP Paribas Open Collegiate Challenge. For his efforts, Forget has snagged his first career selection as Pac-12 Player of the Week.
Forget was USC’s first singles winner in both matches to spark the Trojans to a 4-1 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma and then to a 4-1 win over No. 21 Baylor. Forget’s ninth straight win came in a smooth 6-2, 6-1 win over #92 Max Mora of Oklahoma. The next day, Forget notched his 10th in a row, going one game better with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Baylor’s Jimmy Bendeck. USC improved to 10-3 overall with the winning weekend in Indian Wells.
Forget is the third Trojan to be named Pac-12 Player of the Week this season, following last week’s award won by teammate Max de Vroome and a January selection for Nick Crystal. This week, USC hits the road for its first Pac-12 matches of the season. The Trojans will first head to Seattle to take on Washington in a 5 p.m. matchup on Friday (March 25). Then, USC goes to Eugene, Ore., to face Oregon at 12 p.m. on Sunday (March 27).