SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Junior Nicolas Moreno de Alboran claimed his third career Big West Player of the Week honors after helping lead the UC Santa Barbara men's tennis team to a perfect 2-0 start in conference play.
The New York native also helped the Gauchos remain unbeaten at home this season as they are currently 10-0 heading into their final home match. Moreno de Alboran is also 10-0 at the Rec Cen Courts this season.
Entering Big West play against Hawai'i and UC Irvine as the No. 79-ranked singles player in the nation, Moreno de Alboran upheld his ranking with two dominant performances from the No. 1 spot on the ladder.
He defeated UH's Blaz Seric by a 6-2, 6-2 score, then earned a commanding 6-3, 6-3 victory over UCI's Luis Lopez. The Gauchos did not give up a point in a pair of 7-0 victories.
In doubles play, Moreno de Alboran and Anders Holm collected a pair of 6-2 wins at No. 1. They upended Seric and Aleksa Lazarevic of UH, and took down UCI's Mason Hansen and Luca Marquard. On the year, Moreno de Alboran is now 12-5 in dual singles matches and 11-5 in doubles after factoring his wins in both singles and doubles yesterday against Loyola Marymount.
Make sure to watch Moreno de Alboran and the rest of the UCSB men's tennis team, including seniors Simon Freund and Chase Masciorini, in their final home match of the season against UC Davis at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13th at the Rec Cen Courts.
A reminder that fans wearing their UCSB shirts will get free pizza at the match. Follow @UCSBTennis for daily content as well as to keep up to date with the team!