Seahawks Win Eighth CAA Tennis Crown

Monday, April 25, 2022

The dynasty remains intact. And it may not end soon. 
UNCW’s men’s tennis team captured the school’s eighth conference title in the last 13 years by defeating Elon, 4-2, in the championship match of the 2022 CAA Men’s Tennis Championships on Sunday at Elon’s Jimmy Powell Tennis Center. 
The No. 2 seeded Seahawks, 15-8, claimed the all-important doubles point and then added three clutch singles victories in their fifth consecutive championship match appearance. UNCW has won the CAA crown in four of the last five seasons and nailed down its ninth NCAA Tournament appearance with the convincing win. 
Elon, the No. 4 seed, concluded the season at 15-9 after becoming the first No. 4 seed since 2015 to reach the finals by upsetting No. 1 William & Mary, 4-2, in the semifinals. The Phoenix were the last team to beat UNCW in the CAA Tournament, edging the Seahawks, 4-3, in the 2019 title match. 
The Seahawks have won 14 of their last 15 CAA Tournament matches dating back to 2017. UNCW stands 38-26 all-time in the CAA Tournament. 
“We’re very excited,” said 15-year Head Coach Mait DuBois. “We had some tough moments throughout the year, but I’m really proud of how the guys stayed the course and persevered. You just don’t see two freshmen roll into the conference tournament and put in the kind of performance they did.”
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