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3 UD Athletes Tabbed CAA Tennis Players of the Week


RICHMOND, Va.– Following two team victories this past week, the Colonial Athletic Association picked the University of Delaware's Troy Beneck and Adam Lawton as its Men's Tennis Doubles Team of the Week while Carmen Lai was tabbed the CAA Women's Singles Player of the Week.

Beneck and Lawton lead the Blue Hens (2-2) to a 4-3 team victory over Villanova this past Sunday.  The duo edged Thomas O'Brien and Kelly Donaldson, 9-7, at No. 1 doubles.  The pair improved to 4-0 on the season in the top flight.  Along with clinching the doubles point,
Beneck and Lawton also won their singles matches against the Wildcats.

Lai remained undefeated in dual matches this spring with her 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 win over Saint Joseph's Devi Jadeja Saturday to help lead UD to a 4-3 victory against the Hawks.  Delaware (4-0) trailed 3-0 before rallying for the team win.  Lai is 3-0 in dual matches this spring, all
at the No. 3 singles spot.

The CAA Men's Player of the Week was UNCW's Rafael Aita while Maria Belaya and Jeltje Loomans from William & Mary were named the Women's Doubles Team of the Week.

The Delaware men's team returns to action March 3 with a noon match at Navy while the women next play at Navy on March 6 at 2 p.m.

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