W. Tennis Sweeps ACC Weekly Awards
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s tennis team swept the ACC weekly honors as fifth-year senior Daevenia Achong and freshman Mia Mack were named ACC Player of the Week and ACC Freshman of the Week, respectively, as announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office.
This is the third distinction of 2023 for Mack and first for Achong this season.
Achong and Mack guided then-No. 13 Miami (11-3, 6-1 ACC) to a pair of ranked wins over the weekend, highlighted by a top-10 win over then-nine-ranked Virginia. The Hurricanes took down Virginia, 6-1, Friday afternoon and followed that with a 7-0 win over then-No. 64. Virginia Tech two days later.
No. 118 Achong won both of her singles matches in straight sets at the No. 2 position, including a victory over a top-50 player.
First, she defeated No. 43 Julia Adams of Virginia, 6-2, 6-1. She then rolled past Virginia Tech’s Tamara Barad Itzhaki, 6-3, 6-3 to round out the weekend.
Achong was also part of a doubles team that went 2-0 on the weekend, teaming with Maya Tahan to defeat Virginia’s ninth-ranked duo of Elaine Chevinsky and Natasha Subhash, 6-3. A 6-1 victory over Tamara Barad Itzhaki and Ozlem Uslu of Virginia Tech put Achong at a perfect 4-0 across singles and doubles action on the weekend.
In her first year at Miami, Mack has continued to shine, and this weekend was no different as she tallied two singles victories and two double victories in Miami’s matches against Virginia and Virginia Tech.
In singles action, Mack defeated Virginia’s Sara Ziodato, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 1-0 (6) on Friday and followed that with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Virginia Tech’s Erika Cheng on Sunday.
This spring, Achong is 8-8 in singles and 11-5 in doubles, with an 8-5 singles record and 10-3 doubles mark in dual matches.
Mack is 12-3 in singles and 8-3 in doubles, while boasting a 10-2 singles record and a 7-1 doubles record in dual match play.
Miami heads to the state of North Carolina this weekend for a pair of top-10 matches. The Hurricanes will face-off with eighth-ranked Duke on Friday at 2 p.m., followed by a showdown with top-ranked North Carolina on Sunday at 1 p.m.