Aggies' Lopez Receives Big West Honor

Nick Lopez has been named a Big West Conference Men's Tennis Tri-Athlete of the Week. (Photo by Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 
Nick Lopez has been named a Big West Conference Men's Tennis Tri-Athlete of the Week. (Photo by Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

Feb. 4, 2009

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis sophomore Nick Lopez has been named a Big West Conference Men's Tennis Tri-Athlete of the Week, announced the league office on Wednesday. Lopez joins Austin Andres of UC Riverside and Josh Finkelstein of UC Santa Barbara in sharing the weekly honor.

Lopez posted a 2-1 record in singles and a 1-2 mark in doubles play as UC Davis played three matches in Portland. Lopez went 1-1 at No. 2 and 1-0 at No. 1, including a three-set victory over Portland State's Chris Rice at No. 1 in the Aggies' 7-0 victory on Saturday. The Orinda, Calif., native also claimed a straight sets victory over Portland's Brian Thorp the day before at No. 2.

Lopez teamed with Hunter Lee in doubles where the duo played at No. 2 in all of the Aggies' matches. Their victory came in the PSU match in an 8-5 win over Jeff Cero and Alex VanDerschelden.

UC Davis (1-2) is next in action Saturday when it takes on No. 40 Fresno State in Fresno. The Aggies will then host Pacific in their home opener Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.