Feb. 14, 2011
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Junior Natalia Lozano has been named UCSBgauchos.com Athlete of the Week after leading UC Santa Barbara to shutout wins over visiting Wyoming and San Francisco last week.
Playing in the No. 1 singles slot, Lozano, a native of Valladolid, Spain, was unbeaten in singles and doubles as the Gauchos blanked each opponent by a 7-0 score. On Friday against the Cowgirls, Lozano defeated Veronica Popovici 6-7, 7-5, (10-4). In doubles she teamed with Jordan Dockendorf to defeat Simona Synkova and Kim Ginkel by a 9-8 (6) count.
On Saturday against USF, Lozano beat Julia Watenburger 6-0, 4-6, (10-7) at No. 1 and once more she teamed with Dockendorf to defeat Blair Reed and Cecilia Gratian at No. 1 doubles, 8-3.
The Gauchos are now 5-1 on the year and have a five-match winning streak. They travel to Cal State Northridge on Saturday, Feb. 19 for a 12:00 p.m. Big West match against the Matadors.