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April 30, 2013

Dome Earns Second Big West Conference Player of the Year


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Cal Poly senior Andre Dome was named the Big West Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Year for the second time and joins four other Mustangs from singles and doubles to be named to all-conference teams.  

Dome becomes the third individual from Cal Poly (Dome 2012, Chris Magyary 1998) to claim player of the year honors.

Dome became 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.

The Arroyo Grande native went 8-0 against Big West opponents as he collected All-Big West First Team honors for the fourth time in his Cal Poly career.

Dome posted a 21-2 dual match record all coming from the No. 1 court.

Joining Dome as a first-team selection is junior Marco Comuzzo. The native of Auckland, New Zealand posted a 15-7 dual match record with most of his play coming on the second court (11-6). He also saw action playing at the No. 3 position (3-1).

Senior Jordan Bridge earned honorable mention singles honors when he posted a 10-7 dual match record. The Irvine native was 3-2 on the second court and 7-5 on the third court.  

Dome and Bridge earned first-team honors as a doubles team posting an impressive 14-2 mark in dual matches.

Earning second-team honors in doubles was the duo of Comuzzo and junior Matt Thomson. The team recorded a dual season record of 10-2 all from the second court.