Cal Poly Roundup: Dome named Big West's top player again

sports@thetribunenews.comApril 30, 2013 

Cal Poly senior Andre Dome was named the Big West Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year for the second time when the award was announced Tuesday.

Dome, ranked No. 29 nationally, becomes the first player since UC Santa Barbara’s Carlos Palencia in 2002 and 2003 to garner back-to-back Player of the Year awards.

With two victories at the Big West Conference Tournament last weekend, Dome extended his win streak to 19 consecutive singles matches with all but two coming in straight sets.

The Arroyo Grande native went 8-0 against Big West opponents and received all-Big West first team honors for the fourth time in his career at Cal Poly.

Joining Dome as a first-team selection is Cal Poly junior Marco Comuzzo, who posted a 15-7 dual-match record.

Senior Jordan Bridge earned honorable mention honors for singles, and joined Dome in earning first-team honors as a doubles team, posting a 14-2 record in dual matches.

Comuzzo and Matt Thompson earned second-team honors in doubles with their season record of 10-2.


Oxnevad honored by Big West

Cal Poly’s Louise Oxnevad was named to the all-Big West second team after a competitive freshman season.

Oxnevad, who played at the No. 1 singles position in 19 of 21 matches for the Mustangs, led the team with four conference wins and six overall.


Big West Championships

The Mustangs finished tied for ninth place at the Country Club at Soboba Springs in San Jacinto, tying with Cal State Northridge at 928.

Pacific narrowly edged Cal State Fullerton, defeating the Titans in a playoff to earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. Both teams finished with an 887 in regulation play. UC Davis finished third, three strokes back.

Eric Sugimoto of Pacific, Brett Silvernail of UC Santa Barbara and Corey Gard of Cal State Fulllerton all finished at 217 on the 7,137 yard, par-72 course, with Sugimoto winning on the second playoff hole to take medalist honors.

Camden Price led the way for Cal Poly, shooting a 229 to tie for 25th place.

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