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Freshmen Standouts Named Tennis Athletes of the Week


Freshman • Honolulu, Hawai‘i • Farrington HS

Andre Ilagan earned his first career Big West Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week accolade as the Hawai‘i freshman had much success on the courts in Las Vegas.

• Ilagan helped the Rainbow Warriors to a 2-2 record in Vegas with wins over Weber State and UC Riverside, and losses to UNLV and New Mexico State.

• He went 3-0 in singles and 2-1 in doubles as the standout performer in the lineup. He earned straight set victories over Weber State’s Junhao Ye (6-3, 6-0) at No. 2 singles, then moved up to No. 1 against UCR’s Kyle McCann, posting a 6-3, 6-1 win.

• Ilagan also scratched out a three-set win (6-3, 3-6, 6-3) over UNLV’s Olle Thestrup.

• With partner Lucas Labrunie, Ilagan won a 6-2 decision at No. 2 doubles over WSU’s Bo-Han Li and Cezary Walkus. The duo got promoted to No. 1 for their match against UCR’s Nabil Abdallah and Filip Engstrom, and were victorious in a 7-6 (3) tiebreaker.

Others nominated:
David Goulak (UC Davis); Sasha Krasnov (UC Irvine); Gilbert Chung (UC Riverside)

Freshman • Aarau, Switzerland

Long Beach State freshman Dominique Meyer tallied her first career Big West Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week award with a pair of wins against San Diego State.

• Meyer clinched the 4-3 match victory for the Beach with her performance at No. 5 singles. Meyer outlasted San Diego State’s Abbie Mulbarger by scores of 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 to give LBSU the road win.

• She also competed in the top flight in doubles with Wiktoria Rutkowska, earning a 6-2 triumph over the Aztec pairing of Jenny Moinard and Shakhnoza Khatamova.

• The Beach are now 2-0 on the season.

• Meyer joins teammate Rutkowska as the second freshman at LBSU to earn Athlete of the Week recognition this season.

Others nominated: Jadie Acidera (Cal State Fullerton)