GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Miami’s Alexa Noel garnered the first ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week award of the 2022-23 season while her teammate Mia Mack and Georgia Tech’s Alejandra Cruz earned the ACC Co-Freshman of the Week award.
At the No. 1 singles spot, Noel went 3-0 on the week, earning a pair of top-35 victories over No. 33 Celia-Belle Mohr of Vanderbilt, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, and No. 23 Amelia Rajecki of NC State, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1. The redshirt sophomore, who is ranked 14th nationally in singles and doubles, dropped just one set in singles play at the Miami Spring Invite.
Mack finished 2-1 on the weekend after facing players from three of the top-20 teams in the nation, No. 1 Texas, No. 3 NC State and No. 20 Vanderbilt. The Löchgau, Germany, native earned a singles win over NC State and teamed up with junior Isabella Pfennig for a doubles win against the third ranked Wolfpack.
Cruz finished 2-1 in both singles and doubles at the Carolina Kickoff. She recorded two three-set wins over players from RV Wake Forest and Wisconsin. The Mexico City, Mexico native partnered with teammate Kylie Bilchev in doubles to go 2-1. The pair lost their only match in a tiebreak to a ranked Wisconsin doubles team before securing two wins to close out the tournament.
2023 ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Jan. 17 – Alexa Noel, Miami
2023 ACC Women’s Tennis Freshman of the Week
Jan. 17 – Alejandra Cruz, Georgia Tech; Mia Mack, Miami