Richmond, Va. -
The William and Mary men's tennis doubles team of sophomores
and Ben Hoogland
was named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
Doubles Team of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. It marks the second
doubles weekly honor for the Tribe this season after senior Jacob Braig
sophomore John Banks
received the distinction on Feb. 15.
Playing together for the first time this season, Hoogland
and Guthrie went a perfect 2-0 in doubles competition against No. 46 Nebraska
and CAA foe George Mason. The Tribe duo tallied an 8-6 win over the Cornhuskers'
Eric Sock and Stefan Gollner at the No. 3 position in the College's narrow 4-3
setback to Nebraska. In the second match of the doubleheader, the W&M team
recorded a convincing 8-1 win over Scott Keaton and Joseph Wiggins at the No. 2 doubles slot to help the Green
and Gold to the doubles point in an eventual 6-1 win over George Mason.
In the national rankings released on Tuesday, junior Jamie Whiteford
remained in the national top 50 coming in at No. 42 in the ITA/Campbell's Singles Rankings. Whiteford has been ranked as high as No. 34 nationally this season and owns a 12-7 singles mark on the season.
W&M returns to action when it travels to the West Coast
for its Spring Break trip. The Tribe is slated to take part in the
122nd Pacific Coast Doubles Championships, March 2-4, before a pair of dual
matches. The College will face No. 13 Pepperdine on Sunday, March 4, before
squaring off with No. 42 San Diego State on Tuesday, March 6.