Mike Giusto was a three-time NCAA Division II national qualifier
and five-time All-American in the mid-1980s. He was Cal Poly's No.
1 singles player as a junior and senior and played No. 6 singles as
a freshman and sophomore.
Cal Poly finished third in the nation in 1988, Giusto's senior season. He defeated four of the top 100 players in Division I, including an upset over then-No. 1-ranked Jeff Tarango of Stanford, and finished the season ranked No. 11 in singles and, with Neal Berryman, No. 5 in doubles.
He earned All-American honors in both singles and doubles and was a recipient of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award.
As a junior in 1987, Giusto finished the year ranked No. 9 in singles and, with Rodney Gabuya, No. 8 in doubles, leading Cal Poly to a fifth-place national finish. He reached the Round of 16 in the individual nationals three times (1984, 1987, 1988) and was a doubles quarterfinalist as a junior, thus earning All-American honors in both singles and doubles.
Giusto was 16-1 in duals as a freshman in 1984, reaching the Round of 16 in singles for his first All-American certificate, and qualified for nationals in both singles and doubles as a sophomore in 1985.
Giusto played varsity tennis for four years at Carpinteria High School, leading the Warriors to a pair of CIF-Southern Section Single-A team titles and a runner-up finish. He was a two-time league champion in singles, finished second to a teammate his other two prep seasons and was undefeated in league dual matches all four years. Giusto also was a three-time basketball letter winner.
An engineering science graduate from Cal Poly in 1990, Giusto currently works as a manufacturing engineering manager at Intuitive Surgical Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif. Giusto and his wide, Tina, a 1990 Cal Poly graduate in business administration, reside in Los Gatos and have two sons, Cole and Jordon.