Michael Shabaz Repeats as ACC Tennis Player of the Week
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia senior tennis player Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) was named ACC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, conference officials announced Tuesday. Shabaz, who receives the award for the second consecutive week and the fourth time this season, helped the top-ranked Cavaliers post road wins at No. 32 Oklahoma and No. 6 Texas last week.
Shabaz went 2-0 in singles and 1-1 in doubles last week. In singles, he played a pair of top-35 ranked players, losing just a total of seven games. He defeated No. 34 Ionut Beleleu of Oklahoma 6-1, 6-3 and No. 33 Ed Corrie of Texas 6-1, 6-2.
Shabaz was also honored on Jan. 25, Feb. 8 and Mar. 15 this season and has been named ACC Player of the Week six times in his career. This week’s honor is the fifth of the season for the Cavaliers, as freshman Alex Domijan (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) was named ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 22.
The top-ranked Cavaliers conclude their road trip this week as they visit No. 29 Miami on Friday and No. 46 Florida State on Sunday.