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Both earn pivotal weekend victories
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Wake Forest’s Skander Mansouri and Virginia Tech’s Francesca Fusinato have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Tennis Players of the Week.
Mansouri earned Male Player of the Week honors after leading No. 11 Wake Forest to a 5-2 road victory over No. 2 Oklahoma. The sophomore helped the Demon Deacons earn their first win over a top-five team since 2005 while snapping Oklahoma’s 38-match home win streak that dated back to 2013. Mansouri went 2-0 against ranked opponents in singles play, defeating No. 68 Julian Cash of Oklahoma State at the No. 2 spot and No. 60 Axel Alvarez Llamas of Oklahoma at the No. 1 spot. He is ranked No. 26 in the country in singles.
Fusinato was named Female Player of the Week after going undefeated in singles and doubles play and earning a 7-5, 6-2 win over No. 1 Joana Eidukonyte of Clemson. The junior then helped the Hokies to two 7-0 sweeps of Richmond and UMBC, defeating Richmond’s Ana Abadias and UMBC’s Maria Siopacha in the No. 1 singles spot. Fusinato earned two doubles victories over the week, one at No. 1 versus Miller-Krasilnikov and Ruiz of Clemson, and another at No. 2 against Dolashvili and Kurasz of UMBC.