Richardson Named ACC Player of the Week

Richardson Named ACC Player of the Week

CORAL GABLES, Fla. Eden Richardson of the University of Miami women’s tennis team is the ACC Player of the Week, as announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office.

A fifth-year senior from Bath, England, Richardson is the first player to win the award in 2022. The recognition also comes after her first spring competition as a Hurricane.

Richardson went 2-1 in singles and 2-0 in doubles during the season-opening Miami Spring Invite. She highlighted her weekend ledger with an impressive 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over eighth-ranked Jaeda Daniel of NC State.

The 5-foot-7 right-hander also defeated Dasha Kourkina of Vanderbilt, 5-7, 6-7 (3-7), 6-0. Her lone loss came to one of the top players in the nation, Peyton Stearns of Texas.

In doubles, Richardson paired with fourth-year junior Daevenia Achong—together, they form the No. 40 duo in the nation—to earn a pair of wins at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center.

They notched a 6-3 win over Texas’ Kylie Collins, a 2021 NCAA Doubles Championship finalist, and Stearns. They also topped NC State’s Amelia Rajecki and Abigail Rencheli, 6-3.

Richardson and the Hurricanes begin their dual match slate Wednesday at 1 p.m. against FGCU in Fort Myers, Fla.

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