UCSB's Nick Brotman Wins Big West Athlete of the Week

March 29, 2006

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara senior Nick Brotman was chosen as the men's tennis Athlete of the Week for games played March 20-26, it was announced Wednesday after posting a singles and doubles victory over 75th-ranked Dartmouth on Saturday.

Playing in the No. 1 singles slot, Brotman defeated the Big Green's Dave Waslen 6-3, 6-3 behind some great serving and avenged a loss from a year ago.

In doubles competition, the Toronto, Canada native teamed with Anders Dalskov at the No. 1 spot to hand Waslen and Steve McGaughey an 8-6 loss and help the Gauchos capture the doubles point.

The Gauchos' 6-1 win over visiting Dartmouth was their fourth this season vs. a ranked opponent, yet they remain unranked. UCSB will play Santa Clara on Wednesday, March 29 and No. 73 Harvard on Thursday, March 30. Both matches will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center Courts.