April 12, 2016 - by
Lock Named ACC Player of the Week for Second Time

Tallahassee, Fla. – For the second time this season, Florida State senior Benjamin Lock has been named the ACC Player of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Lock was a perfect 3-0 in singles action, including a pair of wins on Sunday in his final home matches as a Seminole. “This award is a testament to the hard work Ben has put in in his time at FSU,” associate head coach Nick Crowell said.

“Ben had a great week on and off the court in his training and it showed in his great play over the weekend.”

On Friday, No. 10 Lock beat Alex Gornet of Louisville, 6-0, 6-1, in his most lopsided win of the season. He also paired with Marco Nunez to beat Gornet and Jeffrey Brown in doubles.

During Senior Day on Sunday, Lock beat No. 55 Simon Norenius of NC State, 6-4, 7-6 (6), leading the Seminoles to 7-0 shutout of the Wolfpack, the first shutout over NC State since 2002. The win improved Lock’s ACC mark to 8-3 on the year. In Sunday’s second match, Lock beat Alexander Chepik of Bethune-Cookman, 6-3, 6-4.

Lock is the first Seminole to win the Player of the Week award twice in one season since Clint Bowles in 2008. He is also one of three players to win the honor multiple times this season.

In the most recent ITA rankings, Lock checks in at No. 11 in singles and No. 13 in doubles with Nunez. He is 24-11 on the season, a career-high for single season wins. The Seminoles will wrap up the regular season this Sunday at Boston College. With a win, FSU will enter the ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C. as the three seed, the team’s best finish in the conference since 2009.

The Seminoles are 17-7 on the year and 8-3 in the ACC.

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