Friday, December 2, 2022

William & Mary Earns No. 3 Seed in CAA Men’s Tennis Championship

W&M men's tennis huddle
(WYDaily/Courtesy of William & Mary Athletics)

RICHMOND — William & Mary (W&M) men’s tennis will be the No. 3 seed and host the 2021 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship. The event is scheduled for Friday, April 30, through Sunday, May 2, in Williamsburg at the Millie West Tennis Facility.

The Tribe will be the No. 3 seed for the 11th time overall and fifth in the last seven years. W&M opens the competition against No. 6 Charleston on Friday, April 23, in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. All matches of the 2021 CAA Championship will be played at the Millie West Tennis Facility. In the event of inclement weather, the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center will be used as a back-up indoor site.

W&M sits at 7-5 on the year and is 1-1 in CAA play. The Tribe enters the CAA Tournament on a roll, having won five of its last six matches. Included in that stretch was an impressive 4-3 win over rival Old Dominion on April 10.

The Tribe is 15-9 all-time in the tournament as the No. 3 seed. In total, W&M has advanced to the championship match on 11 occasions (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018), winning league crowns in 2005 and 2015. In total, the Green and Gold has won four CAA titles with its championships in 1987 and 1990 coming via the team points format.

Three of the last nine CAA Champions have been the No. 3 seed in the tournament, including the Tribe in 2015. In total, the No. 3 has advanced to the championship match on nine occasions, including six times since 2011.

UNCW is the top seed in the CAA Championship followed by No. 2 Elon. After the Tribe, the seeding includes No. 4 Delaware, No. 5 James Madison, No. 6 Charleston, No. 7 Drexel and No. 8 Hofstra. Delaware and James Madison start quarterfinal action at 9 a.m. on Friday. UNCW and Hofstra meet at noon followed by Elon and Drexel at 3 p.m.

The semifinals of the CAA Championship are set for Saturday, May 1, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The title match is slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 2.

The 2021 CAA Tennis Championship will be closed to the general public. No spectators will be admitted on Thursday or Friday of the event. The semifinals on Saturday and championship on Sunday will be limited to team and player pass lists to keep the Millie West Tennis Facility within the limits of COVID-19 capacity. If matches are moved indoors due to inclement weather, the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center will be closed to all spectators.

The bracket for the CAA Championship can be found by clicking here.

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