Open mobile menu

Nami Otsuka Tabbed ACC Player of the Week

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s tennis sophomore Nami Otsuka was tabbed the ACC Player of the Week on Tuesday after going 4-0 in a pair of wins for the Yellow Jackets over the weekend. Tech upset No. 1 North Carolina and downed then-No. 42 NC State in a pair of league matches.

Otsuka was paramount in Tech claiming a 4-3 win over North Carolina in Chapel Hill as the sophomore was victorious in doubles play and claimed a straight-set singles win. Partnered with Johnnise Renaud, the doubles tandem defeated Makenna Jones and Sara Daavettila, 6-4, from the No. 3 seed to guide Tech to clinching the crucial doubles point. In singles play, Otsuka put Tech up 3-0 in the match, downing No. 47 Jessie Aney from the five seed in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.

On Sunday, Otsuka completed a sweep of her matches on the weekend, picking up another pair of wins against NC State. Otsuka and Renaud cruised to a 6-2 victory in doubles play before Otsuka closed out the match with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Taya Stenta in singles action.

Otsuka owns an 18-6 overall singles record on the season, including a 12-3 dual mark and 5-1 ACC ledger. In doubles play, Otsuka and Renaud boast a 3-0 mark.

The weekly honor is the first weekly honor for Otsuka and second for the Jackets this season; senior Renaud earned the recognition the week of Feb. 27.

QUOTABLE: “Nami is so deserving of this honor. She played extremely well against both teams over the weekend.” – head coach Rodney Harmon

UP NEXT: No. 3 Tech returns to Atlanta on Friday to welcome Notre Dame. First serve is slated for 3 p.m. at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex.

For the latest information on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, follow us on Twitter (@GT_WTEN), Instagram (GT_WTEN), Facebook (Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis) or visit us at www.ramblinwreck.com

RELATED HEADLINES

Women's Tennis Jackets Earn ACC Academic Accolades

Seven Yellow Jackets named to 2024 All-ACC Academic Team

Jackets Earn ACC Academic Accolades
Women's Tennis Lee Recipient of National Sportsmanship Award

Women’s tennis’ Carol Lee receives ITA Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award

Lee Recipient of National Sportsmanship Award
Women's Tennis Carol Lee Earns ITA Regional Award

Jacket named recipient of ITA Southeast Regional Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award

Carol Lee Earns ITA Regional Award
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Legends Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets