Senior Ivan Castro Recognized As Athlete Of The Week
Stockton, Calif.-Ivan Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Atheneu) excelled for Pacific with singles and doubles wins over a pair of conference opponents, garnering the senior Big West Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week honors.
Castro began the week with an important win against Sacramento State's Javie Millan, a 7-6, 6-0 triumph that helped the Tigers defeat the Hornets 4-2.
Castro then posted a combined 4-0 record as the Tigers lost a heartbreaking 4-3 thriller to UC Irvine and defeated UC Riverside 5-2. He toppled the Anteaters' Sam Gould in a hard fought 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (6) battle and combined with Alex Golding to down Gould and Jacob Jung at No. 1 doubles. Castro moved up to No. 1 singles to face UCR's Felix Macherez and responded with a solid 6-3, 6-0 victory.