Deacons’ Chrysochos wins tennis championship
Petros Chrysochos claimed the first ITA All-American Championship for Wake Forest’s men’s tennis on Monday with his fifth straight-sets victory over a six-match span.
Taking on Ohio State’s No. 33-ranked Hugo Di Feo for the title, Chrysochos held serve to take a 5-4 lead in the opening set, then broke serve. Chrysochos dominated the second set, at one point winning 17 straight points and claiming 24 of 28 points total en route to a 6-4, 6-0 victory.
Chrysochos was the first Deacon ever to advance to the final. He defeated six top-50 opponents at the tournament, dropping only one set and playing just two tiebreaks over the six matches.
N.C. State: Wolfpack defensive end Bradley Chubb was named the ACC’s Defensive Lineman of the Week after his performance in a 10-3 win over visiting Notre Dame this past weekend. Chubb tallied five total tackles, including three sacks for a loss of 13 yards and another half tackle for loss for 2 yards.
Duke: Senior safety Deondre Singleton is the ACC Defensive Back of the Week. Singleton recorded five tackles, one for lost yardage, one interception, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup during Duke’s 13-6 victory against Army.
Wake Forest: Inside linebacker Marquel Lee is the ACC Linebacker of the Week for his performance against Syracuse on Saturday. Lee recorded a game-high and career-high 15 tackles and the first multi-sack game of his career with two sacks for a loss of 7 yards, helping the Deacons to a 28-9 win over the Orange at BB&T Field.
Campbell: Forward Gabe Parrish is Big South Conference Attacking Player of the Week. It’s his first career conference honor. Parrish was a key cog in the Camels’ attack last week as they finished with a pair of crucial Big South victories to move back to .500 in the league.
Elon: Freshman Luke Matthews is Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week. Matthews helped the Phoenix to its first CAA victory of the year with a 1-0 win at Northeastern this past Saturday.
Campbell: Senior midfielder Christine Kindt has been named the Big South Women’s Soccer Attacking Player of the Week. Kindt scored two goals, headlined by an overtime winner, in Campbell’s 3-2 victory over Winthrop on Friday evening. Earlier in the match, the senior scored in the 31st minute from a shot outside of the Eagles’ box to give the Camels their second goal of the contest. For the week, the forward totaled eight shots with six finding the frame.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack finds itself in elite company as one of four teams to have four players ranked in the Top Drawer Soccer Top-100 Freshman List. No. 14 Kristinia Schuster, No. 24 Ricarda Walking, No. 36 Kia Rankin and No. 51 Tziarra King all landed on the midseason list. The four have all started every match for the Pack this season, accounting for 52 starts and 39 points from 13 goals and 13 assists. Currently, King, Rankin and Walking’s 11 points each are tied for the team lead.
ECU: For the 12th time in the last 13 seasons, the Pirates have received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Women’s College Team Academic Award for their performance in the classroom during the 2015-16 school year. To qualify for the award, the team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the entire academic year.
UNC: Freshman Julia Scoles collected her second consecutive ACC Player of the Week honor on Monday, after leading the Tar Heels to sweeps of No. 16 Florida State and Miami. Scoles is the first Tar Heel to win back-to-back ACC Player of the Week honors since 1989 and, along with a pair of Freshman of the Week awards, has garnered a total of four weekly honors over the first seven weeks of her career.
Duke: Former Blue Devil Sarah Bullard and current senior Maura Schwitter donned the red, white and blue over the weekend, competing in Team USA’s Fall Classic. Bullard and Schwitter helped the U.S. go 4-0 against a field that included Australia, Canada and England along with the University of North Carolina. Team USA will continue to train ahead of the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup in Guildford, England. Ultimately, 18 players will represent the U.S. as the team goes for a third consecutive and eighth overall world title.
Duke: Freshman Lindsay Sapienza earned her spot on the podium in the Division I Women’s Saber in Detroit on Monday. In her first collegiate NAC, Sapienza finished the day seventh out of 120 after falling to eventual silver-medalist Zara Moss in the Table of 8. The freshman wrapped up pool play with a 4-1 mark and tallied four straight victories after earning a bye in the Table of 128.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack gets started with the first of three scrimmages in its Fall World Series at 6 p.m. on Friday. Game two takes place at 6 p.m. on Saturday. A start time for Sunday’s finale remains to be determined. Gates open one hour prior to first pitch, admission is free. Parking will be available in the West Deck.
Raleigh Sports Club: N.C. State basketball coach Mark Gottfried will be the special guest speaker for Wednesday’s meeting. The meeting will be held in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road. Buffet lines open at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting is from noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday. Member attendance fee is $15 and guest attendance fee will be $25.
Elon: Junior Heather Munro is tied for fourth individually after 36 holes as the Phoenix completed the first day of the Pinehurst Challenge on Monday at Pinehurst Golf Club’s No. 1 course.
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