Dubavets Named Big West Tennis Athlete of the Week

Palina Dubavets (Photo by Tony Mastres)
Palina Dubavets (Photo by Tony Mastres)

IRVINE, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara junior Palina Dubavets (Minsk, Belarus/TCU) defeated the two-time conference Player of the Year in singles to earn her second Big West Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week award this season.

Dubavets fought to a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory against Long Beach State's Maeva Razakasoa to help the Gauchos claw out a 4-2 win in Long Beach.  Razakasoa was the Big West Player of the Year in 2014 and 2016.

She also won a doubles match with partner Melissa Baker, 6-1, to help UCSB to a 4-0 win at UC Riverside.

Dubavets and the Gauchos will host Cal Poly in their final regular season match of the season on Saturday, April 22. The match will be played at UCSB's Recreation Center Courts and will start at 10:00 a.m.