ACC Tennis: Alvarez and Knutson Earn Weekly Awards

Duke sophomore, Syracuse freshman go undefeated over the weekend

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Duke’s Nicolas Alvarez and Syracuse’s Gabriela Knutson have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Tennis Players of the Week.

Alvarez was named Male Player of the Week after leading the Blue Devils to a pair of nonconference sweeps over North Carolina A&T and Charlotte. The sophomore posted two singles and two doubles wins in the No. 1 spot, tallying the clinching point in both contests, He leads Duke this season with three clinching points and ranks second among current Blue Devils with seven career match-clinching points.

Knutson earned Female Player of the Week honors after improving her singles record to 7-0 over the weekend in matches against No. 48 Boston College and No. 9 Virginia. The freshman picked up two singles wins at the No. 3 position, including a comeback win over No. 62 Stephanie Nauta of Virginia. She also won her two doubles matches with teammate Valeria Salazar at the No. 1 spot.