February 28, 2008

Bijan Hejazi Named Big West Athlete of the Week

Feb. 28, 2008

Junior Bijan Hejazi received Big West Athlete of the Week honors after his performance against the University of Oregon on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Before defeating Marco Verdasco 4-6, 6-3 (10-8) at the No. 1 slot, Hejazi teamed with Senior Nigel Barton to record a spectacular come-from-behind victory over Oregon's Francisco Gallardo and Stephen Wiechert, 9-8. The win clinched the doubles point for the Gauchos while providing an emotional lift going into singles competition.

Hejazi, who was named to the All-Big West First Team in singles for the last two years, is an even 3-3 in singles play after losing to 44th-ranked Harel Srugo of UCLA, 6-4, 6-3.