WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men’s tennis team opened play at the 2014 CAA Championship with a dominating 4-0 performance against the No. 6 seed Hofstra on Friday morning at the Millie West Tennis Facility. The No. 3-seeded Tribe rolled in doubles with wins at No. 1 and No. 3, before senior Ben Hoogland and juniors Will Juggins and Aaron Chaffee posted singles wins to clinch the victory. W&M, which advanced to the CAA Semifinals on Saturday morning, won for the 15th time in its last 18 matches to improve to 17-8 on the year.
Hoogland and senior John Banks gave the Green and Gold the early lead in doubles with a victory at the No. 3 spot. The Tribe duo dropped just one game in routing the Pride’s Matt Gemmell and Leo Pires, 8-1, for its 11th win in the last 12 matches. Banks and Hoogland upped their doubles mark 21-13 on the year. Chaffee and Juggins clinched the initial point of the match with an 8-3 win over Adrien Bailly and Ari Richman at the top spot. The All-CAA doubles tandem improved to an impressive 14-6 at the No. 1 post.
W&M quickly extend its lead in singles thanks to convincing wins from Hoogland and Juggins at the top two positions. Juggins, who was an All-CAA choice in both singles and doubles, started the onslaught with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Bailly at the No. 2. It marked Juggins third straight win as he improved to 4-3 at the second post with his 18th singles win on the year.
Hoogland continued his strong play at the No. 1 slot, dropping just one game in each set on the way to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Richman. An All-CAA First Team selection, the Tribe senior tallied his 17th win overall on the year and eighth at the No. 1 position.
Chaffee cemented the Tribe’s advancement at the CAA Championship with his eighth singles win of the year. The Green and Gold junior completely shutout Pires in racking up a 6-0, 6-0 win at the No. 6 position.
The Tribe advances to the CAA Semifinals where it will face the No. 2 seed College of Charleston on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The Cougars dispatched of Delaware, 4-0, in the quarterfinal on Friday morning as well. In case of inclement weather, the CAA semifinals could be more inside to the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. Stay tuned to TribeAthletics.com and Tribe Athletics on Twitter for the latest information. The College of William and Mary is the host of the CAA Tennis Championship for the second straight season at the Tennis Facility. The other league semifinals will pit the top seed UNCW against No. 4 James Madison at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The CAA Championship match is slated for 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 20.
#3 William and Mary 4, #6 Hofstra 0
No. 1 – Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Ari Richman (Hofstra) – 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 – Will Juggins (W&M) def. Adrien Bailly (Hofstra) – 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 – Damon Niquet (W&M) vs. Beau Wills (Hofstra) – DNF, 6-0, 4-0
No. 4 – Scott Huang (W&M) vs. Matt Gemmell (Hofstra) – DNF, 6-0, 5-0
No. 5 – John Banks (W&M) vs. Joe Erichsen (Hofstra) – DNF, 6-0, 5-2
No. 6 – Aaron Chaffee (W&M) def. Leo Pires (Hofstra) – 6-0, 6-0
Finishing Order: 2, 1, 6*
No. 1 – Chaffee/Juggins (W&M) def. Richman/Bailly (Hofstra) – 8-3
No. 2 – Appleby/Guthrie (W&M) vs. Erichsen/Wills (Hofstra) – DNF, 6-3
No. 3 – Banks/Hoogland (W&M) def. Gemmell/Pires (Hofstra) – 8-1
Finishing Order: 3, 1*