Jenkins earns ACC Player of the Week title
Senior Jarmere Jenkins earned ACC Player of the Week honors Tuesday for his stellar performance in the No. 1 Virginia men’s tennis team’s 6-1 triumph against then-No. 5 Oklahoma last weekend. The reigning conference player of the year, Jenkins received the award for the fourth time in his career.
Jenkins won his singles match on the first court by taking the final-set tiebreak, despite dropping the first set against No. 39 Sooners senior Costin Paval. The 2-6, 6-4, 10-2 win bolstered Jenkins’ record to 20-3 overall on the season, living up to his No. 2 national ranking.
Jenkins also faced Paval on the top doubles court in a match that was not completed because the Cavaliers’ other doubles teams had already secured the doubles point. The No. 2 pairing of Jenkins and freshman Mac Styslinger trailed 8-7 against 2012 doubles All-Americans Paval and sophomore Dane Webb before the match ended. Jenkins and Styslinger have compiled a 10-3 record in their short time playing together.
The Cavaliers return to action Monday at Baylor.
—compiled by Ian Rappaport