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Virginia Tech’s Andreas Bjerrehus and Miami’s Stephanie Wagner earn honors
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Virginia Tech’s Andreas Bjerrehus and Miami’s Stephanie Wagner have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Tennis Players of the Week.
Bjerrehus picked up wins in both singles and doubles on the weekend as the 44th-ranked Hokies defeated 23rd-ranked Notre Dame, 4-3 and 2nd-ranked Duke, 6-1. Against the Irish, Bjerrehus teamed up with Amerigo Contini to take down the 19th-ranked tandem of Eddy Covalschi and Josh Hagar. He followed that up with a 6-3, 6-3 win over 102nd-ranked Hagar in the No. 2 singles. In the Duke match, Bjerrehus stepped up to the No. 1 singles and picked up a big win, defeating 8th-ranked Nicolas Alvarez in straight sets, 7-6(7), 6-4, breaking Alvarez’s serve in the second set to claim the final point. The win in the No. 1 gave the Hokies a 3-1 advantage over the Blue Devils before the match was secured with the win on court four.
Ranked in the top 10 in the nation in both singles and doubles, Wagner led the 14th-ranked Hurricanes to a pair of road victories in ACC play. In addition to winning on the road, Miami played both matches indoors and the Hurricanes rarely play indoors. She was the lone Miami player to go 4-0 on the week and did so while playing at the No. 1 spot in both singles and doubles for all four matches. First, she teamed with Lina Lileikite—the duo is ranked seventh in the country—for a win at the first position at Syracuse in doubles. The No. 10 singles player in the nation, Wagner then won in straight sets, including a 6-1 opening set, against Syracuse’s top singles player. Wagner and Lileikite rolled to a dominant 8-3 win in first doubles against Boston College. She then took down a ranked opponent in first singles against BC, defeating No. 71 Jessica Wacnik. Overall, it was a dominant week for one of the best players in the conference and she helped Miami move to 4-0 in ACC play, including 2-0 on the road/indoors.