Juniors Jacob Dunbar and Alexandre Felisa both earned spots on the Atlantic 10 First Team, while classmate Canyon Teague was recognized on the Second Team.
The end of the 2016 season showed just exactly how bright, winning eight straight matches before having the campaign end on Saturday afternoon in the Atlantic 10 semifinals with a 4-0 loss to second-seeded George Washington.
When it comes to tournament time, the motto is always "survive and advance". The University of Richmond men's tennis team did more than just that, blowing past Saint Joseph's, 4-1, en route to the Spiders' eighth straight win and a date in the Atlantic 10 Semifinals against second-seeded George Washington on Saturday.
When you win seven straight matches, good things come your way.nThat's exactly what is happening to the University of Richmond men's tennis team, who had a player earn Atlantic 10 weekly honors for the second week. Junior Alexandre Felisa went a perfect 2-0 this past week to earn Co-Player of the Week honors, following his classmate and teammate Jacob Dunbar, who won the honor last week.
On Friday, the Spiders wrapped up their regular season with their seventh straight win, a 6-1 defeat of Duquesne.
A few weeks back, Head Coach Ben Johnson of the University of Richmond men's tennis team talked about how his guys had started a new approach. Whatever that approach is, Johnson may bottle it up for the rest of his coaching career as the Spiders reeled off their sixth straight win, dominating Georgetown, 5-1, on a blustery Tuesday afternoon on the campus of the University of Richmond.
This past week, Dunbar powered his way to a 2-0 record in both singles and doubles to lead Richmond to Atlantic 10 victories over George Mason and Saint Joseph's.
After over 24 hours of gloomy, rainy weather, the skies cleared and the Spiders rolled to their fifth straight win, sweeping Atlantic 10 foe Saint Joseph's, 7-0.
The Spiders battled their way past Atlantic 10 and in-state rival George Mason, 4-3, on Tuesday afternoon for their fourth consecutive victory.
The Spiders rolled off their third straight win, sweeping in-state foe Longwood, 7-0, on a beautiful Thursday afternoon on Richmond's campus.
After a long stretch of matches outside their home state, the Spiders have posted back-to-back wins after dominating in-state rival James Madison in Harrisonburg on Wednesday, 7-0.
The Spiders blew past Norfolk State, 6-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center.