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Dunbar, Johnson Take Home Major Awards; Five Spiders Honored By A-10
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 05/15/2017
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The 2017 season was a historic year for the University of Richmond men's tennis team.

The Atlantic 10 honored the Spiders' achievements on Monday with senior Jacob Dunbar and Head Coach Ben Johnson taking home two of the major awards and a total of five Spiders earning All A-10 honors.

Alexandre Felisa, Canyon Teague, Caleb Troy and John Karlawish earned spots on the All Atlantic 10 teams, while Troy also was named to the All-Academic squad.

Dunbar becomes the first Spider ever to win the A-10 Most Outstanding Performer award, while Johnson takes home his second Coach of the Year honor within the past three seasons. The duo helped Richmond reach the Atlantic 10 finals for the first time since 2006 and a school record, 25 victories.

The Medina, Ohio native set school records for single-season victories, finishing at 32-7 on the year, and career wins, finishing with a mark of 105-25. For his four years, Dunbar went 81-14 in spring matches for the Spiders.

Johnson helped guide the Spiders to a 25-4 mark overall, the Atlantic 10's top seed and the first A-10 championship appearance in over 10 years.

Felisa earned All Atlantic 10 First Team honors for the second consecutive season, posting an 18-9 mark in singles action and teamed with Dunbar for a 25-3 mark in doubles, including a 17-1 ledger this spring.

Troy was outstanding in the middle of the Spiders' lineup this spring, posting a career-high 15 wins on the singles court, while teaming with senior Jonathan Quenard for a 14-7 mark at the #2 spot in the doubles lineup for Richmond.

In the classroom, the Business Administration major posted a 3.64 cumulative grade point average and has been named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll five times.

Teague was outstanding at the Atlantic 10 Tournament last month, going a perfect 3-0 to help the Spiders earn a berth in the finals. For the year, he won 10 singles matches and went 6-2 in doubles action.

Karlawish was a vital mid-year addition for Richmond, finishing 17-5 overall this spring and an impressive 21-2 in doubles action this spring with junior James Aronson


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