Athlete of the Week

Photo: Steve Galluzzo

A senior-to-be at Palisades High, Diego captured the singles title of the New Balance High School Tennis Championships at Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai. Seeded No. 2, he dropped only two sets in five matches, upsetting No. 1-seeded Adam Sraberg from Harvard-Westlake (ranked in the top 20 in Southern California), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, in the final. Diego won back-to-back City Section Individual double titles (with different partners) before reaching the singles final last spring. He has helped Palisades win the last three City team titles. To nominate your favorite Palisadian for Athlete of the Week, email sports@palipost.com.