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North Carolina’s Brayden Schnur and Duke’s Ester Goldfeld
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Duke’s Ester Goldfeld and North Carolina’s Brayden Schnur have been named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tennis Players of the Week.
Goldfeld posted a 3-1 singles ledger while facing stout competition in the Freeman Memorial Championship in Las Vegas, Nev. The tournament boasted 12 singles competitors that ranked in the top 50 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and two doubles teams that ranked in the top three in the nation. The Brooklyn, N.Y., native upset two top 40 opponents in convincing fashion, including Florida’s No. 27 Sofie Oyen (6-2, 6-0) and UCLA’s No. 37 Kyle McPhillips (6-2, 6-0). Goldfeld opened the competition with a 6-0, 6-2 defeat of UNLV’s Paola Artiga. In doubles action, Goldfeld pair with Annie Mulholland to record a 1-1 mark, picking up a decisive victory against UNVL’s team of Alexis Garrett and Anett Ferenczi-Bako, 6-1.
Schnur, a freshman from Pickerick, Ontario, opened his college career with a 4-0 week, as the Tar Heels shut out both East Carolina and Wofford, 7-0. Schnur combined with sophomore Brett Clark to post a pair of decisive No. 1 doubles wins, 6-2. In the opening singles match of the day, Schnur scored a decisive win over 23rd-ranked Joran Vliegen of East Carolina 6-3, 6-0. Vliegen had won the ITA Carolinas Regional singles title last October and played in the ITA Indoor National Championships in November. Later in the day, Schnur finished off his day with a straight set win over Rob Galloway of Wofford.