ACC Announces Women’s Tennis Weekly Awards – The ACC

Greensboro, N.C. ( – Georgia Tech’s Kenya Jones has been selected as the ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, while Miami’s Isabella Pfennig and Virginia’s Emma Navarro have been named the Co-Freshmen of the Week.
Jones opened ACC play going 3-0 between singles and doubles earning two singles victories a doubles win. The senior from Memphis, Tennessee, topped a pair of ranked singles opponents, including the No. 2-ranked singles player in the nation, Miami’s Estela Perez-Somarriba, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Jones’ win gave Georgia Tech a 3-2 lead in the match, propelling the Jackets to a 4-3 victory. The senior Yellow Jacket also defeated Florida State’s No. 27-ranked Giulia Pairone, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (5). In doubles action, Jones partnered with Victoria Flores to take a win against Miami’s Daevenia Achong and Maya Tahan, 6-2.
The lone Hurricane to post a perfect record in singles and doubles on the week, Pfennig clinched Miami’s win over Clemson. The rookie from Gauting, Germany, defeated Georgia Tech’s 123rd-ranked Gia Cohen (3-6, 6-4, 7-6 [5]) and Clemson’s Jenna Thompson (6-3, 6-3) in singles. In doubles, Pfennig teamed up with Perez-Somarriba to defeat Georgia Tech’s pair of Cohen and Sophia Sassoli (6-0) and Clemson’s duo of Ali DeSpain and Mackenzy Middlebrooks (6-1).
Emma Navarro improved to 5-0 in singles to start her collegiate career with her biggest win, topping No. 3 Alexa Graham in the ACC opener against UNC. The freshman from Charleston, South Carolina, bounced back from being edged 7-5 in the first set to take the second 6-3 and eventually the super tiebreaker, 10-7.
ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 26 – Kenya Jones, Sr., Georgia Tech
Feb. 2 – Emma Navarro, Fr., Virginia
Feb. 9 – Elizabeth Scotty, So., North Carolina
Feb. 16 – Anna Rogers, Sr., NC State
Feb. 23 – Kenya Jones, Sr., Georgia Tech
ACC Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Week
Jan. 26 – Ava Hrastar, Georgia Tech | Emma Navarro, Virginia
Feb. 2 – Emma Navarro, Virginia
Feb. 9 – Fiona Crawley, North Carolina
Feb. 16 – Hibah Shaikh, Virginia
Feb. 23 – Isabella Pfennig, Miami | Emma Navarro, Virginia

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