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Georgia Tech’s Eduardo Segura and Virginia’s Julia Elbaba earn honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Georgia Tech’s Eduardo Segura and Virginia’s Julia Elbaba have been named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tennis Players of the Week.
Georgia Tech’s Segura scored a straight-set victory over Andrew Adams of South Carolina at the No. 3 singles position to help Georgia Tech stun the 17th-ranked Gamecocks, 4-2, keeping the Yellow Jackets undefeated at 4-0. His 6-4, 6-2 win put the Yellow Jackets ahead for the first time, 3-2, in the match. Segura also partnered with freshman Carlos Benito to capture a 6-2 win over South Carolina’s Kyle Koch and Chip Cox, the nation’s 24th-ranked doubles team, to remain undefeated in dual matches this spring. He is 3-1 in dual-match singles play.
Virginia’s Elbaba, who is the nation’s 11th-ranked singles player, posted a 2-0 mark in singles play in a 6-1 win against No. 44 VCU and a 5-2 triumph versus No. 33 South Carolina. Playing at No. 1 singles, Elbaba defeated VCU’s Cindy Chala, 6-1, 6-2 and South Carolina’s Elixane Lechemia, 6-1, 6-3. Elbaba also partnered with teammate Rachel Pierson to register a perfect 2-0 mark in doubles play. Playing at the No. 1 doubles spot, the nation’s eighth-ranked duo downed a Rams’ combo, 6-3, and a Gamecocks’ team, 7-5, to factor into the team victory.