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W&M Males’s Tennis Trio Earns All-CAA Honors

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(Courtesy of William & Mary Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — William & Mary (W&M) males’s tennis graduate college students Lev Kazakov and Brenden Volk in addition to sophomore George Davis earned All-CAA honors, the league introduced on Tuesday.

Kazakov earned a spot on the All-CAA First Workforce in singles, whereas Volk and Davis have been one in every of three pairs chosen to the all-league first staff in doubles. Davis additionally garnered a spot on the All-CAA Second Workforce in singles. It marked the primary All-CAA awards for each Kazakov and Davis, whereas Volk earned All-CAA in doubles for the second time in his profession.

Kazakov, who joined the Tribe as a graduate switch this season after a robust profession at Cornell, posted an 8-3 singles mark on the No. 2 place. He gained 5 of its remaining six matches, together with a pair of memorable three-set wins on line two within the CAA Semifinals vs. Elon and Championship vs. UNCW. In whole, Kazakov was 4-0 in opposition to CAA competitors at No. 2. He earned CAA Participant of the Week honors on March 31 after a victory at No. 2 within the Tribe’s 4-3 street win at JMU.

Davis and Volk completed the 12 months, profitable 5 of their remaining six matches, together with wins within the CAA Semifinals and Championship on the prime spot. The duo wrapped up the 12 months, upsetting the No. 66-ranked UNCW pair of Bruno Caula and Daniel Groom within the title match at No. 1, 6-3. The duo, which earned VaSID All-State honors final season, tallied an 8-5 mark on the prime doubles place. Within the Tribe’s 4-3 win at JMU on March 27,  the duo clinched the doubles level, rallying from a 5-2 deficit to win at No. 1.

Davis was one in every of eight gamers throughout the league to earn All-CAA honors in each singles and doubles, garnering a spot on the All-CAA Second Workforce in singles. He completed the 12 months at 8-6 total and 6-3 on the No. 3 place. Davis claimed wins on line three in each the CAA Quarterfinals and Championship match. He additionally picked up a key win at No. 3 singles within the Tribe’s thrilling 4-3 win over rival Previous Dominion on April 10.

The Tribe gained seven of its remaining 9 matches in 2021, ending the 12 months at 9-6. The Inexperienced and Gold superior to the CAA Championship match with an thrilling 4-3 win over No. 2 seed Elon within the semifinals.

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