Sophomore Transfer Joseph Guillin Wins First Career Big West Player of the Week

Joseph Guillin has won six consecutive singles matches following today's victory.
Joseph Guillin has won six consecutive singles matches following today's victory.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Receiving his first career Big West Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week honor, UC Santa Barbara sophomore Joseph Guillin (Paris, France/Florida) remained a key cog in his team's late-season surge.

Guillin helped the Gauchos extend their winning streak to seven straight matches with wins against No. 50 Loyola Marymount (4-3), UC Davis (7-0) and UC Riverside (7-0).  UCSB improved to 4-0 in Big West play.

Overall, Santa Barbara is currently 15-6 on the year and in its seven-game winning streak, two of those wins were against Top-50 opponents.

Guillin was spectacular all-around, going a combined 5-1 in singles and doubles.  He improved to 18-2 on the year in dual singles matches with three straight-set victories, including a 6-4, 7-5 triumph against LMU's Lukas Moenter that trimmed UCSB's deficit to 3-2.

Moving from No. 2 to No. 1 in the lineup for the two league tilts, Guillin got past Ivan Thamma of UC Davis by a 7-6, 6-3 score, then triumphed against UCR's Pawel Jankowiak (6-3, 6-0).  In doubles, he and partner Victor Krustev defeated both their Aggie and Highlander counterparts by identical 6-1 scores.

UCSB's regular season will conclude with a match against Cal Poly with the regular season conference title on the line. The match will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Cal Poly Tennis Courts. 

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