April 19, 2010
Freshman Maxime Tabatruong (Paris, France/CNED) of the UCLA men's tennis team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Apr. 12-18.
Tabatruong led UCLA to a 4-3 road upset over No. 4 USC at USC's Marks Tennis Stadium. With the dual match tied at 3-3, the freshman trailed USC senior Jason McNaughton, 1-4 in the final set before winning five straight games to take the match, 6-3, 6-7(7), 6-4, and clinch the team win. It marked the Bruins' first victory over their cross-town rivals in three meetings this season.
This is Tabatruong's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.
Also nominated: GiOnna DiSalvatore, Softball; Alex Kim, M. Golf; Dylan Knight, M. Track & Field; Rob Rasmussen, Baseball; Yasmin Schnack, W. Tennis; Katy Viuf, W. Track & Field.