UNCW outdistanced the Tribe in doubles on the strength of its nationally-ranked teams at the top two positions. Kosta Blank and Chris Cooprider, who are ranked No. 28 nationally, downed the Tribe’s First-Team All-CAA duo of senior Anton Andersson and Aaron Chaffee, 8-3, snapping W&M’s seven-match win streak. At No 2, Rafael Aita and Sam Williams, who are ranked No. 54 nationally and undefeated on the year at 13-0, clinched the initial point of the match, topping juniors John Banks and Ben Guthrie, 8-1.
The Seahawks won the first three singles matches off the court to claim its third CAA Championship in the last five seasons. At No. 2 singles, Cooprider downed sophomore Will Juggins, 6-3, 6-1, to give UNCW a 2-0 lead. Blank and Zach Hublitz finished nearly simultaneously at the No. 4 and No. 6 positions to cement the Seahawks title.
At the No. 5 singles position, Banks was on pace to get the Tribe on the board, before the Seahawks clinched the championship. The Tribe junior won the opening set, 6-3, from UNCW’s Kaue Pereira and led 4-2 in the second before the match was abandoned with the championship decided. Banks earned Third-Team All-CAA honors on the singles side and finished the year on an eight-match winning streak with a team-best 21 wins.