ACC Tennis Players of the Week Announced

ACC Tennis Players of the Week Announced

Tuesday January 28, 2014

 

Notre Dame’s Eddy Covalschi and North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb earn recognition

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Notre Dame’s Eddy Covalschi and North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb have been named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tennis Players of the Week.

Notre Dame’s Covalschi, a freshman from Shelby Township, Mich., came through for his team in two high-pressure matches this weekend, Against No. 39 Minnesota, Covalschi overcame an early first-set deficit to defeat Jeremy Lynn to lead the Fighting Irish to a victory. Most impressively, Notre Dame’s upset of No. 8 Kentucky came down to Covalschi’s match. Playing on a four-court configuration, Covalschi’s match was the final singles match to be played in the 4-3 upset victory. Notre Dame’s win came down to his third set, in which Covalschi was down, 4-3. He went on to win the next three games, the set, and the match for the Irish. 

North Carolina’s Loeb, the No. 2 ranked singles player according to the ITA, posted a perfect 4-0 singles record and 3-0 doubles record in helping lead the Tar Heels  to a 4-0 record last week in dual matches. She surrendered only four points total in four singles matches (winning two matches – 6-0, 6-0). Loeb, a freshman from Ossining, N.Y., teamed up with classmate Hayley Carter, the 12th-ranked double teams in the nation, to win three matches, including two that finished up 6-0. Loeb is 23-1 in singles play this year and 17-3 in doubles.