Beneck, Lawton Earn Spots on Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference Teams for Men’s Tennis
April 19, 2012
File Photos Courtesy of Mark Campbell
NORFOLK, Va. – A pair of University of Delaware players have been named to the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Tennis All-Conference Third Team, which was announced at the annual banquet following the first day of the CAA Tournament on Thursday.
Sophomores Troy Beneck (at right) and Adam Lawton were selected to the doubles third team while Beneck was also named to the singles third team.
VCU sophomore Alexis Heugas was selected as the 2012 CAA men’s tennis Player of the Year by a committee of the league’s head coaches.
Also earning top honors from the conference was Georgia State freshman Matias Hatem as CAA Rookie of the Year, while Georgia State head coach Chase Hodges and James Madison’s Steve Secord were named CAA Co-Coaches of the Year.
The awards were presented Thursday night prior to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Virginia 529 CAA Men’s Tennis Championship, which resumes Friday morning at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center on the campus of Old Dominion University.
The Blue Hens knocked off Drexel with a 4-1 victory Thursday morning to advance to the quarterfinals for the 11th straight year. Delaware will take on top-seeded VCU in the second round on Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Beneck, a Wilmington, Del. native, earned his second CAA third-team doubles accolades in as many seasons, while Lawton (at right) earned his first. The Blue Hen duo holds an impressive career record of 18-7 in just one season playing together, including a 13-5 mark in the No. 1 position.
Beneck collected his first All-CAA singles accolades after going 15-11 so far this season. The sophomore is 14-9 in the top flight this year and holds a 30-18 career mark in singles play.
Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference Teams
Player of the Year: Alexis Heugas, VCU
Rookie of the Year: Matias Hatem, Georgia State
Coaches of the Year: Chase Hodges, Georgia State; Steve Secord, James Madison
First Team Singles: Rafael Aita, UNCW; Matias Hatem, Georgia State; Alexis Heugas, VCU; Victor Valente, Georgia State; Max Wennakoski, VCU; Jamie Whiteford, William & Mary
First Team Doubles: Kosta Blank, UNCW; Chris Cooprider, UNCW; Alexis Heugas, VCU; Antoine Baroz, VCU; Filip Svensson, VCU; Max Wennakoski, VCU
Second Team Singles: Kosta Blank, UNCW; Thomas Cook, Georgia State; Chris Cooprider, UNC Wilmington; Krzysztof Muzalewski, Old Dominion; Filip Svensson, VCU; Greg Vladimirsky, James Madison
Second Team Doubles: Matias Hatem, Georgia State; Thomas Cook, Georgia State; Albert Ochagavia, Old Dominion; Carlos Lopez Villa, Old Dominion; Victor Valente, Georgia State; Juan Pablo Gutierrez, Georgia State
Third Team Singles: Alejandro Argente, VCU; Troy Beneck, Delaware; Jordan Dyke, George Mason; Carlos Lopez Villa, Old Dominion; Badr Ouabdelmoumen, Drexel; Jaime Vazquez, VCU
Third Team Doubles: Troy Beneck, Delaware; Adam Lawton, Delaware; Michael Reilly, UNCW; Sam Williams, UNCW; Bertrand Moulin, James Madison; Greg Vladimirsky, James Madison
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