(DAHLONEGA )— University of North Georgia men’s tennis player Joaquin Benoit has been named as the Chick-fil-a Nighthawk of the Week after leading the Nighthawks to a season-opening road win at Carson-Newman.

Benoit led North Georgia in a hard-fought non-conference road win at Carson-Newman to open the spring season. After earning a win at No. 1 doubles, Benoit earned a 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 win at the top singles line over the region’s No. 14 ranked singles player. The singles win was his 40th career win as a Nighthawk.

The Nighthawk of the Week title sponsor is Chick-fil-A of Dahlonega, with each week’s winner being treated to a complimentary combo meal at the Dahlonega restaurant. Located at 488 Morrison Moore Parkway East, Chick-fil-A loves to give back to the local area and is proud to be a community partner with UNG Athletics.

Beginning in the fall of 2014, the UNG athletic department began honoring one student-athlete each Monday morning as the Nighthawk of the Week. The award is chosen each Sunday evening by an award selection committee made up of members of the UNG athletics administrative staff.