Chaudhry, Yrazusta Earn Tennis Weekly Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. –Davidson’s Shamael Chaudhry was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week while Massachusetts’ Ana Yrazusta was awarded the Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday. Also honored were VCU’s Inigo Torre Martin, who was named the Rookie of the Week for the third time this season and Davidson’s Lindsay Song who was named the Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this year. The awards were based
Chaudhry led Davidson to a pair of A-10 road wins against George Mason and George Washington by going 3-1 combined in singles and doubles. The senior from Walsall, United Kingdom, kept his singles win streak alive at five in a row after collecting hard-fought wins of 7-6(7), 6-1 and 6-7, 6-1, 7-5 at No. 2. The two wins also kept his A-10 record perfect at 4-0. Chaudhry pushed his win total to 11 on the season. He teamed with David Hager to go 1-1 in doubles, winning a 6-2 decision versus Mason at No. 2 before falling 6-4 to GW at the same position. They have an 8-3 record on the season, second-best on the team.
Yrazusta, a senior from Las Palmas, Spain, helped Massachusetts tennis to its first-ever spring season victory over an Ivy League foe as the Minutewomen went to Yale on Saturday and claimed a 4-3 win over the Bulldogs. She teamed with Laura Moreno for a 6-3 win over Yale’s top doubles pairing as the Minutewomen claimed the doubles point for an early 1-0 lead. Yrazusta stepped to the No. 2 singles court and posted a convincing 6-2, 6-1 triumph, which allowed Massachusetts to extend its team score to 3-1 en route to the eventual 4-3 victory.
Torre Martin led the Rams to a pair of 4-2 wins on Saturday over Rice and Texas A&M - Corpus Christi with two singles and doubles victories. The freshman from Bilbao, Spain, three-set victory over Rice’s Conrad Russell at No. 5 singles clinched the match for the Rams.
Song, a freshman from Birmingham, Ala., had another unbeaten week going combined 2-0 in singles and doubles in an A-10 win versus Saint Louis. She remained undefeated in singles play with a dominating 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 5. Song now has won 11 straight matches to move to 11-0 on the year, with a 7-0 mark at No. 5. She teamed with Ally Sexton to blank the Billikens’ No. 3 team, 6-0. Song is a team-best 8-4 with a 2-0 A-10 record.