WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Five members of the William and Mary men’s tennis team were honored by the Colonial Athletic Association at the league’s annual awards banquet at the Hospitality House in Williamsburg on Thursday evening. Senior Anton Andersson and sophomore Aaron Chaffee led the way by garnering First-Team All-CAA honors in doubles. Junior Ben Hoogland was an All-CAA second team honoree in singles, while senior Adrian Vodislav and junior John Banks took home third team singles accolades. Hoogland and Vodislav combined to earn a place on the All-CAA second team for doubles as well.
The Tribe’s top doubles team this season, Andersson and Chaffee were named the CAA Doubles Team of the Week on three occasions. The pair posted a 10-7 overall mark, including nine wins at the No. 1 post, and enters the CAA Championship having won six straight matches. Andersson and Chaffee knocked off the No. 88-ranked team in the country from Old Dominion the last time out and also own a triumph at the top doubles spot in the team’s dual match with No. 62 Georgia Tech. It marks the second All-CAA doubles honor in Andersson’s Tribe career.
Hoogland received the first All-CAA honor of his career, earning a spot on the singles second team. He posted 16 wins during the year, including a 13-7 dual-match ledger. Hoogland enters the CAA Championship on a four-match winning streak and is an impressive 9-2 at the No. 4 singles post. He clinched Tribe victories over Liberty and Illinois State to go along with impressive triumphs during W&M’s dual matches with Penn State, No. 62 North Florida, No. 68 Old Dominion and No. 22 Wake Forest.
Hoogland earned an All-CAA honors in doubles as well, combining with Vodislav to garner a spot on the second team. The duo finished with a 9-4 record, including a 7-3 ledger in dual-match competition. Hoogland and Vodislav helped W&M to the doubles point against Mason, Illinois State, No. 62 Georgia Tech, UTSA and James Madison. The pair also posted a victory in the Tribe’s dual match with No. 22 Wake Forest.
Vodislav garnered All-CAA honors in singles as well with a place on the third team. The Tribe senior won 11 matches on the year, including nine in dual-match competition. He was named the CAA Player of the Week after posting the clinching victories for the Tribe in CAA wins over James Madison and Delaware on March 30.
Also earning a spot on the All-CAA third team in singles was Banks. The Charlotte, N.C., native led the Tribe in singles victories with 20 on the year, including a team-best 14-9 in dual match play. Banks enters the CAA Championship on the seven-match winning streak, including the clinching match in the Tribe’s win over Richmond. He tallied important singles wins in W&M’s 4-3 victories over James Madison and Illinois State to go along with a victory in the Tribe’s dual-match with No. 27 Notre Dame.
The Tribe is the No. 2 seed in the 2013 CAA Tennis Championship, April 19-21, at the Tennis Facility in Williamsburg. The men’s quarterfinals will take place on Friday, April 19, at noon and 3 p.m. The Green and Gold, who received an opening round bye, will face either No. 3 James Madison or No. 6 Hofstra in the semifinals on Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. The other semifinal will pit No. 1 UNCW against either No. 4 Drexel or No. 5 Delaware at 2 p.m. on Saturday as well. The CAA Championship match is slated for Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m.