March 10, 2011
Santa Barbara Calif - Junior Jill Damion was named Big West Athlete of the week Wednesday, for her strong play in matches against Cal Poly, Long Beach State and UC Riverside.
Damion had a great week going 2-1 in both singles and doubles including a clutch win against Long Beach St. at No. 2 singles, in which she rallied from 3-5 down in the second set winning four straight games to force a third sets where she prevailed 6-4. The Gauchos won the match by a 4-3 margin snapping the 49ers' 31-match conference winning streak.
The Gauchos travel to Cal State Northridge on Saturday for a crucial Big West showdown. Match time is noon.