Elon's Martin Takes Top Honor On CAA Men's Tennis Postseason Awards

Elon's Martin Takes Top Honor On CAA Men's Tennis Postseason Awards

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RICHMOND, Va. (May 12, 2023) – Elon junior Daniel Martin was chosen as the 2023 CAA Men’s Tennis Player of the Year, headlining the group of postseason award winners voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Elon freshman Veljko Krstic was selected as the CAA Rookie of the Year and UNCW’s Mait DuBois received CAA Coach of the Year accolades for the ninth time.



Martin put together an impressive 18-6 record competing at the No. 1 singles spot for Elon and added nine victories at No. 1 doubles. The junior was a perfect 3-0 in singles at the CAA Tournament and was named the event’s Most Outstanding Performer. Martin, who finished the season on a six-match winning streak, is Elon’s first CAA Player of the Year since Felipe Sarrasague in 2019.

Krstic compiled a stellar 16-4 record in singles, playing mainly at the No. 3 position for the Phoenix. The freshman won 11 of his final 12 singles matches and helped Elon reach the CAA championship match for the second year in a row. Krstic, who added six victories in doubles, is Elon’s first CAA Rookie of the Year since Sarrasague in 2016.

DuBois picked up his third straight Coach of the Year award after guiding UNCW to a 17-8 overall record and its ninth CAA title after defeating Elon, 4-1 in the finals. The Seahawks advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 10th time in 15 seasons, where they were edged 4-2 by 12th-ranked Duke. DuBois’ nine CAA Coach of the Year honors is second only to VCU’s Paul Kostin (10).

Joining Martin on the All-CAA singles first team were Elon senior Nicholas Campbell, William & Mary senior George Davis, UNCW junior Reece Falck, UNCW sophomore Harold Huens and Drexel sophomore Alan Jesudason.

Making the All-CAA doubles first team were the Elon duo of Campbell and Martin, the William & Mary tandem of Davis and grad student Bill Duo, and the Drexel pair of Jesudason and junior Alex De Sousa.
 
2023 CAA MEN’S TENNIS POSTSEASON AWARDS
CAA Player of the Year: Daniel Martin, Jr., Elon
CAA Rookie of the Year: Veljko Krstic, Fr., Elon
CAA Coach of the Year: Mait DuBois, UNCW
 
First Team All-CAA Singles
Name, School                                             Class                     Hometown
Nicholas Campbell, Elon                               Sr.                          Larnaca, Cyprus
George Davis, William & Mary                      Sr.                          London, England
Reece Falck, UNCW                                     Jr.                          Christchurch, New Zealand
Harold Huens, UNCW                                   So.                         Waterloo, Belgium
Alan Jesudason, Drexel                                So.                         Berwyn, Pa.
Daniel Martin, Elon                                        Jr.                          Letchworth, UK
 
First Team All-CAA Doubles
Name, School                                             Class                     Hometown
Nicholas Campbell, Elon                               Sr.                          Larnaca, Cyprus
Daniel Martin, Elon                                        Jr.                          Letchworth, UK
George Davis, William & Mary                      Sr.                          London, England
Bill Duo, William & Mary                                Gr.                         Portage, Michigan
Alex De Sousa, Drexel                                  Jr.                          Canterbury, UK
Alan Jesudason, Drexel                                So.                         Berwyn, Pa.
 
Second Team All-CAA Singles
Name, School                                            Class                     Hometown
Joseph Brailovsky, William & Mary               Gr.                         Rockville, Md.
Daniel Dudockin, Drexel                               Gr.                         Kibbutz Kefar Masaryk, Israel
Gabe Hurtado, UNCW                                  Jr.                          Bogota, Colombia
Veljko Krstic, Elon                                         Fr.                          Belgrade, Serbia
Esteban Lopez, North Carolina A&T             Sr.                          Bogota, Colombia
Niels Van Noord, Monmouth                         Sr.                          Hudson, Quebec, Canada
 
Second Team All-CAA Doubles
Name, School                                             Class                     Hometown
Gabriel Busato, Monmouth                           Sr.                          Jaragua do Sul, Brazil
Victor Castro, Monmouth                              Gr.                         Marilia, Brazil
Alex de Gabriele, UNCW                              Fr.                          Naxxar, Malta
Reece Falck, UNCW                                     Jr.                          Christchurch, New Zealand
Vasil Ivanov, North Carolina A&T                  Gr.                         Kardzhali, Bulgaria
Esteban Lopez, North Carolina A&T             Sr.                          Bogota, Colombia
 
Third Team All-CAA Singles
Name, School                                            Class                     Hometown
Matti Bernardi, Charleston                          So.                         Trento, Italy
Dmitry Bezborodov, Monmouth                   Jr.                          Almaty, Kazakhstan
Eder Blanco, North Carolina A&T               So.                         Madrid, Spain
Luis Molina, Delaware                                Gr.                         Cochabama, Bolivia
Andres Silva, William & Mary                     Gr.                         Valencia, Venezuela
William Wibmer, Delaware                          Gr.                         Uruguay, Maldonado
 
Third Team All-CAA Doubles
Name, School                                           Class                     Hometown
Matti Bernardi, Charleston                          So.                         Trento, Italy
Robby Krick, Charleston                              Gr.                         Ashland, Ky.
Drew Broadstreet, UNCW                           Jr.                          Summerfield, N.C.
Trey Mallory, UNCW                                   So.                         Southampton, Bermuda
Nicholas Condos, Elon                                Sr.                          Wilton, Conn.
Ben Zipay, Elon                                            Jr.                          Osprey, Fla.