ACC Tennis Players of the Week Announced
Tuesday March 4, 2014
Virginia’s Ryan Shane & North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb earn honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Virginia’s Ryan Shane has been named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Male Tennis Player of the Week, while Miami’s Jamie Loeb was named ACC Female Player of the Week.
North Carolina’s Loeb, the top-ranked player in the country, defeated Duke’s second-ranked Beatrice Capra to highlight an unbeaten week. She lost the opening set, but rallied to win in three sets, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, improving to 32-2 on the year and 4-0 in the ACC. Loeb teamed with Hayley Carter as part of the ninth-ranked doubles team to defeat No. 4 Capra and Hanna Mar on Sunday, 8-6.
Virginia’s Shane helped Virginia to a pair of top-10 wins, downing No. 8 Baylor and No. 6 Notre Dame by 6-1 scores. He posted the highest-ranked singles win of his career on Saturday, topping No. 13 Patrick Pradella of Baylor, 6-4, 6-2. The following day he moved up to No. 1 singles, downing No. 28 Greg Andrews of Notre Dame 6-3, 6-3. He is now 7-0 in dual match singles this season.