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Feb. 28, 2005

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia third-year tennis player Doug Stewart (Malibu, Calif.) was named ACC Tennis Player of the Week conference officials announced on Monday. Stewart helped lead the No. 2 Cavaliers to wins over No. 63 Virginia Tech and No. 24 Notre Dame this past week.

In Virginia’s 6-1 win over the Hokies in their ACC opener, Stewart downed Tech’s Arvid Puranen 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles. In doubles, Stewart teamed with Darrin Cohen (Lafayette, Calif.) for a 9-8 win over Puranen and Albert Larregola at No. 3 doubles.

In Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Fighting Irish in Richmond, Stewart posted a 6-2, 6-4 win over Brent D’Amico at No. 1 singles. Stewart and Cohen recorded another win at No. 3 doubles against Notre Dame, topping Barry King and Stephen Bass 8-3.

On the season, Stewart has a 13-3 singles record and is ranked No. 7 in the nation. He has a 9-1 record in dual matches at No. 1 singles.

The honor is the second of the season for Stewart and the third of his career. He was also honored on January 31 of this season and once during his freshman season. The honor also means that Cavaliers have won the accolade in three of the past four weeks as Cohen was honored last week.

Virginia (10-1) will embark on a four-match tour of Texas this week, where they will play four top-25 opponents. The Cavaliers open the trip Friday at No. 13 TCU and will later visit No. 1 Baylor, No. 23 Texas, and No. 9 Texas A&M.

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