Brian Rubin, a senior, has been a mainstay on the McDowell tennis team for several seasons, and this year he has picked up his game even more.
Last week, the Trojans’ No. 1 singles player continued his strong season with a three-set win over Fairview standout R.J. Petrella. Rubin beat Petrella 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 while helping McDowell to a 5-0 non-region win over the Tigers.
Earlier this season, Rubin beat Cathedral Prep’s Alex Brzozowski, the defending District 10 Class AAA champion. Brzozowski avenged that loss this week.
Rubin now will set his sights on the D-10 singles tournament, which opens Saturday.
Who is the Breakout Spring Athlete of the Week?
- Brian Rubin, McDowell tennis (27%, 197 Votes)
- Anthony Pegues, Farrell volleyball (16%, 115 Votes)
- Lisa DeMarco, Villa Maria lacrosse (15%, 112 Votes)
- Calum Hyde, Maplewood volleyball (10%, 73 Votes)
- Shane Burns, Warren tennis (8%, 61 Votes)
- Ross Ferguson, Saegertown volleyball (6%, 47 Votes)
- Alex Minnis, Meadville volleyball (6%, 44 Votes)
- Josh Oertly, Cochranton volleyball (6%, 42 Votes)
- Chad Ferguson, Greenville tennis (6%, 36 Votes)
Total Voters: 727