SDSU's Bartosz Golas Named MWC Player of the Week
Jan. 23, 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State's Bartosz Golas has been named Mountain West Conference men's tennis player of the week, the league office announced Wednesday. The Aztec junior garnered the conference's initial weekly award of the 2008 season and also the first of his career.
A native of Munich, Germany, Golas went a combined 6-1 in both singles and doubles last weekend in his first action for SDSU after redshirting in 2007. At the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Indian Wells, Calif., Golas joined forces with fellow teammate Achim Ceban to capture the main draw doubles championship, defeating three sets of opponents, including tandems from 32nd-ranked Rice and No. 9 UCLA. Golas also posted a victory in singles play, upending Peter Zimmer of Arizona in the opening round, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, before falling to UCLA's Jeremy Drean in another three-set battle, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, during the quarterfinals.
Following the tournament's completion, SDSU opened its dual-match season against UC Riverside as Golas helped the 50th-ranked Aztecs to their third-straight opening-day victory with a 7-0 shutout of the Highlanders. Golas was the first one off the court in both his matches at the No. 1 position, pairing again with Ceban to defeat Joe Cartledge and John Park, 8-4, in doubles action before dispatching Cartledge in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2, in singles play.
San Diego State returns to the courts Tuesday Jan. 29, 2008, when it travels to Los Angeles to tangle with No. 6 USC. Match time is set for 1:30 p.m.