Virginia senior tennis player Michael Shabaz (Fairfax, Va.) was named ACC Men's Tennis Co-Player of the Week, conference officials announced Tuesday. Shabaz, who shares this week's honor with Stefan Hardy of North Carolina, helped the top-ranked Cavaliers post road wins at No. 56 LSU and No. 28 Baylor last week.
Shabaz went 2-0 at No.1 singles and 1-1 at No. 1 doubles last week. Playing at the top spot in the lineup, the 10th-ranked Shabaz scored a 6-3, 6-2 win over No. 69 Neal Skupski of LSU and defeated Baylor's No. 22 John Peers 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. Shabaz also teamed with Drew Courtney (Clifton, Va.) for a win at No. 1 doubles in the LSU match before the pair saw their 19-match winning steak snapped against Baylor.
Shabaz has now been honored with this award three times this season, and five times over the course of his standout career at UVa. First-year Alex Domijan is the only other Cavalier to be similarly honored this year.