A "golden set" may be one of the most rare occurrences in sports. Pirate freshman Rafael Dunan pulled one off this week. In Thursday's match against Santa Barbara, the freshman from Nice, France scored 24 consecutive points in the first set of his No. 5 singles match-up, shutting out his opponent without giving up a single point. He won the match love and love, helping the Pirates to a 9-0 sweep of the Vaqueros. On the young season, Ventura is 4-0, including a big 5-4 win over Cypress on Friday. Dunan is 4-0 in his singles slot, yielding just two games in eight sets. Additionally, he is 3-1 in doubles with partner Solal Cherqui. Rafael has been named this week's VC Pirate Student Athlete of the Week, proudly sponsored by Snapper Jack's Taco Shack.
Rafael Dunan, Men's Tennis, Week of Feb. 5-11
Feb 12, 2018