February 29, 2012

Junior Julia Hansen Selected As Women's Tennis Athlete Of The Week.

Stockton, Calif.-

Junior Julia Hansen engineered a couple of three-set comebacks against opponents to earn the Pacific junior Big West Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week honors.

Although the Tigers dropped the Big West contests to UC Santa Barbara (6-1) and No. 55 Cal Poly (5-2), Hansen shined for her team.  She picked up the lone point in the loss to the Gauchos, defeating UCSB's Sofia Novak 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (6) at the No. 2 position.  She reconvened against Cal Poly's Jocelyn Davis on Sunday and gutted out the same result.  After a first-set loss, Hansen rebounded to win the match by a 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 score.

Hansen and partner Iveta Masarova split their two doubles matches.  They posted an 8-4 win over the Gaucho tandem of Kiersten Meehan and Jordan Dockendorf.