Diego Soto Named ACC Player of the Week
Tuesday February 5, 2013
Feb. 5, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Miami junior Diego Soto has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, announced Tuesday.
Soto went 4-0 in singles and doubles play last week, with both his singles wins coming in straight sets, to help No. 60 Miami earn a pair of 6-1 victories over UCF and No. 50 Rice.
In Miami’s home opener on Feb. 1, Soto and his partner Henrique Tsukamoto started the day with an 8-4 doubles win over Matthew Gladstone and Jorge Blasco at No. 3, before cruising to, 6-3, 6-3 straight set win over Blasco at the top singles slot.
Two days later, Soto was first off the court in the Hurricanes’ 6-1 victory over No. 50 Rice on Feb. 3 with his 6-2, 6-1 defeat of Jonathan Chang at No. 1.
In doubles action, Soto Tsukamoto clinched the first point of the day for the Hurricanes when they downed Leif Berger and Philipp Seifert, 8-7.
ACC men’s tennis action resumes on Friday, Feb. 8.