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Duke’s Goldfeld and NC State’s Powell earn recognition
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Duke’s Ester Goldfeld and NC State’s Austin Powell have been the named the first Atlantic Coast Conference Tennis Players of the Week of the 2014 season.
Goldfeld collected Female Player of the Week honors after leading the Blue Devils to a 6-1 victory over No. 40 William & Mary. Paired with teammate Annie Mulholland, the Blue Devil tandem posted a 6-3 victory at No. 1 doubles to help Duke take the 1-0 lead early. In singles action, Goldfeld defeated No. 89-ranked Leeza Nemchinov, 6-2, 6-2, to earn the team’s fifth point of the contest.
NC State’s Powell nabbed Men’s Player of the Week recognition after posting strong numbers at the Wolfpack Invite. Powell played to a 2-0 ledger in singles during the weekend, including an upset of No. 25 Cameron Silverman of Elon, 6-2, 5-6, 6-4, on Sunday. In addition, the junior downed William & Mary’s Will Juggins in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1.