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Apr 30, 2013 4:20 PM by Andrew Masuda

Cal Poly's Dome wins second straight Big West Player of the Year

Cal Poly senior Andre Dome earned his second-straight Big West Men's Tennis Player of the Year award on Tuesday. The Arroyo Grande High graduate is the first individual since UC Santa Barbara's Carlos Palencia in 2002 and 2003 to garner back-to-back Player of the Year recognition.

With two victories at the Big West Tournament last weekend, Dome extended his win streak to 19 consecutive singles matches with all but two coming in straight sets. Dome, who is currently ranked No. 29 nationally in singles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, earned his most impressive victory of the season on March 17 when he defeated the nation's fourth-ranked player, Matija Pecotic of Princeton, 6-2, 6-2. The victory represented the second straight season Dome defeated Pecotic in a dual match. Dome also downed No. 92 Ben Davis of Middle Tennessee State on March 11.

Dome also went 8-0 against Big West opponents as he collected All-Big West First Team honors for the fourth time in his illustrious Cal Poly career. He and fellow senior Jordan Bridge were also named to the All-Big West First Team for doubles players.

Fellow Mustang Marco Comuzzo was named to the All-Big West Second Team for singles, while Bridge earned honorable mention.

Cal Poly captured its second-straight Big West regular season title before falling in the Conference Tournament semifinals. The Mustangs finished the season 14-9.

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