Freshman Vivian Lin named Big West Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

James Waters

Freshman Vivian Lin earned Big West Tennis Athlete of the Week honors after opening her collegiate career with victories against Westmont and Air Force. Photo Credit: Trevor Stamp / Senior Photographer

Debuting her talents on the college stage for her first time, freshman Vivian Lin was named the Big West Athlete of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.

Lin, a Hong Kong native, begins her career with back to back singles victories in her first two home matchups.

Individually she started off the season with a pair of victories during a home 7-0 sweep of the Westmont Warriors (0-1). The following day her commanding win over the Air Force Falcons (6-2) was key in boosting a Matador win.

On the doubles court, Lin teamed up with junior Criss Rodriguez in the No. 1 draw to go on and win both of their doubles matchups by a margin of 8-1 against Westmont and 8-5 against Air Force.

On day two Lin fell behind early in the top singles draw but ended up pulling away from the Air Force Falcons’ Tiffany Tran with a singles victory that solidified another Matador victory.

The Matadors (2-0) open up conference play Saturday at noon with another home match against the Cal Poly Mustangs (1-1).