Henrique Cunha Named ACC Player of the Week

Jan. 22, 2013

ACC Players of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C.  – (theACC.com) Duke senior Henrique Cunha has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week announced Tuesday.

Cunha went undefeated with four wins in singles and doubles play in dual match wins over Elon and Charlotte. The senior from Jau, Brazil, set the Blue Devils career doubles record as he and partner Raphael Hemmeler took down the nation’s No. 22 doubles tandem of Cameron Silverman and Stefan Fortmann of Elon, 8-2, and Charlotte’s Forrest Edwards and Jack Williams, 8-2.

Cunha and Hemmeler are the top ranked doubles team in the nation.

In singles action, Cunha, who is ranked No. 11 in the ITA singles rankings, allowed just five points in two matches over the weekend.  Cunha defeated Silverman 6-2, 6-3, on Jan. 19, before shutting out Williams, 6-0, 6-0, the next day on Jan. 20.

ACC men’s tennis action resumes on Friday, Jan. 25.