UNC's Hernandez Named ACC Men's Tennis Player Of The Week Presented By Chevrolet

Jan. 18, 2011

ACC Players of the Week Presented by Chevrolet

GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina's Jose Hernandez, a sophomore from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, has been named the first Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week presented by Chevrolet for the 2011 spring season. Hernandez reached the singles final and played on the winning doubles championship team at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic, held last weekend in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Hernandez won three straight matches to reach the singles finals, and lost only 17 games in the process, while beating players from Cal Poly, No. 6 UCLA and No. 32 Arizona in straight sets.

The 30th-ranked Hernandez opened with a 7-5, 1-0 (ret.) win over Cal Poly's Jordan Bridge. He then scored a 6-3, 7-6 win over UCLA's Alex Brigham and a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Arizona's Andre Vidaller. Hernandez was slated to face UNC teammate Brennan Boyajian in the title match, but was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury.

Hernandez combined with Boyajian to take the doubles title as they defeated Hugh Clarke and Alfredo Moreno of Pepperdine in the championship match, 8-4. The pair reached the final with an 8-3 win over UCLA's Brigham and Warren Hardie.