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 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.