Celebration of Women's Athletics
Uploaded Ad
 
Tribe Club
Men's Tennis Garners Four All-CAA Selections
Updated: Monday 04/17/2014 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
Share |

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - A quartet of William and Mary men’s tennis players earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors at the league's annual banquet on Thursday night at the W&M School of Education. Seniors Ben Guthrie and Ben Hoogland led the way, earning All-CAA First Team honors in singles, while junior Will Juggins was a second team singles selection. Juggins and fellow classmate Aaron Chaffee garnered all-league second team honors in doubles, and senior John Banks rounded out the Tribe award winners as part of the league’s All-Academic Team.

It marked just the third time in program history and the first since 2010 that W&M placed multiple players on the All-CAA First Team in singles. W&M and UNCW each had two players on the All-CAA First Team in singles and the Tribe ranked second behind the Seahawks (4) with three all-league singles selections.

Guthrie earned the first All-CAA honor of his Green and Gold career with his first team nod. The Plano, Texas, native posted a 13-7 singles ledger overall, incuding a 6-2 mark at the No. 1 position. On Feb. 19, Guthrie was named the CAA Singles Player of the Week after posting wins at the No. 1 spot against Binghamton and Villanova.

After earning third team all-conference accolades last season, Hoogland moved up to the first team as a senior. A fixture at the top of the W&M lineup, he notched 16 wins on the year, including a team-best seven at the No. 1 spot. Hoogland won both his CAA singles matches at No. 1 this season, and his career singles win total of 71 is just two shy of the Tribe’s all-time top 13.

Juggins was the lone Tribe player to earn All-CAA honors in both singles and doubles this season. An All-CAA second team choice in singles, Juggins earned CAA Singles Player of the Week honors twice this season, including last week after clinching the Tribe’s 4-3 win at Old Dominion. He owns 17 singles wins on the year, including a 13-8 dual-match mark with nine triumphs at No. 3.

In doubles, Chaffee and Juggins combined to comprise the Tribe’s top doubles team on the year and earned All-CAA Second Team honors. The Green and Gold tandem put together at 13-6 mark at the top post. It marked the second straight season in which Chaffee earned All-CAA honors in doubles after garnering first team distinction a season ago.

Banks was one of seven players in the league named to the All-Academic Team. A three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete honoree, he was named Phi Beta Kappa at W&M during the fall. On the court, Banks ranks second on the team with 20 singles wins on the year, including a 16-5 dual-match ledger.

Hosting the 2014 CAA Championship, the Tribe is the event’s No. 3 seed and will open play in the quarterfinals on Thursday, April 18. The Green and Gold faces No. 6 Hofstra at 9 a.m. at the Millie West Tennis Facility. The semifinals are slated for 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, with the championship on Sunday, April 20, at 10 a.m.










sign up for enews alerts
Tribe on Facebook
Social Media