Williamsburg - The Colonial Athletic Association recognized William and Mary men's tennis players senior Keziel Juneau, junior Sebastien Vidal and freshman Anton Andersson on Wednesday for their play during February and March. The Tribe swept the league's weekly honors for the week of Feb. 14 as Juneau was the conference's singles player of the week, while he and Vidal received the weekly doubles honor. For the week of March 14, Juneau and Andersson were named the CAA Doubles Team of the Week. Click HERE for the complete CAA release.
Juneau received the third weekly singles honor of his career by clinching the Tribe's thrilling 4-3 win over Maryland on Feb. 14. The Tribe's No. 1 singles player won a pair of tiebreakers and tallied a three-set win (7-6, 2-6, 7-6) over Maryland's Sergio Wyss. Juneau is currently ranked No. 109 nationally and is 18-11 overall in singles this season, including 10 dual-match wins at the top spot.
Vidal and Juneau received their third weekly honor as a duo over the last two seasons on Feb. 14. The tandem, which is currently ranked No. 26th nationally, won a pair of matches over ACC foes as the College won the doubles point against both Wake Forest and Maryland. Against the Demon Deacons, Juneau and Vidal upset No. 19-ranked Iain Atkinson and Steve Foreman, 8-6. The Tribe pair clinched the doubles point against Maryland with an 8-6 win over Jessee Kiuru and Tommy Lane. Juneau and Vidal are 13-7 on the year. It marked the fifth weekly CAA honor of Vidal's career.
This past week, Juneau and Andersson were named the CAA Doubles Team of the Week after going a perfect 3-0 at the No. 2 position in the Tribe's matches against No. 9 Georgia, No. 40 N.C. State and No. 47 Clemson. The Tribe pair beat Georgia's Javier Garrapiz and Jamie Hunt, 8-6, and then helped W&M to the doubles point with wins over N.C. State's Dominic Hodgson and Dave Thomson, 8-6, and Clemson's Kevin Galloway and Wes Moran, 8-6. Juneau and Andersson improved to 7-3 as a team this season. The award was the first in the career of Andersson, while Juneau, who owns three weekly CAA honors this season, pushed his career total to 10 (3 singles and 7 doubles).
W&M, who is ranked No. 69 this week in the ITA rankings, will be one of 13 nationally ranked teams taking part in the 16-team Blue Gray Classic in Montgomery, Ala., March 18-21. The College will be joined by ranked teams No. 16 Texas Tech, No. 17 Oklahoma, No. 26 Fresno State, No. 33 Arizona, No. 38 Notre Dame, No. 39 Tulsa, No. 44 Penn State, No. 54 Oklahoma State, No. 63 Harvard, No. 66 South Florida No. 71 Boise State and No. 73 VCU as well as unranked squads in Furman, Middle Tennessee State and San Diego State.
The Tribe will open the tournament against one of the top four seeds in No. 33 Arizona at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 18. The W&M-Arizona winner will face the winner of No. 39 Tulsa and Furman, who will play at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, on Friday. The non-advancing teams will also meet in the consolation bracket on Friday as well. Click HERE to view the complete Blue Gray Classic draw.