For the second time this season, Guthrie tallied a straight sets win over a national top-65 opponent. This time, he upended the No. 49-ranked Justin Shane of Virginia, who was seeded No. 3 in the event, 7-6 (3), 6-2, to earn a spot in the regional quarterfinal. The win upped Guthrie's season mark to 6-3, and he will meet the No. 9 seed Andreas Bjerrehus of Virginia Tech at 10 a.m. on Monday. The winner will garner a spot in the regional semifinal against either No. 1-seeded Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia, who is ranked No. 2 nationally, or VCU's Max Wennakoski, who is seeded No. 5 and ranked No. 80 nationally, at 1:30 p.m. The ITA Atlantic Region Championship match will be on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
In doubles action, Guthrie and Whiteford opened the day with a convincing 8-1 win over Old Dominion's Wesley Barrett and Tim Schweig in the round of 16. The Tribe duo's run at the ITA Atlantic Region Championship came to a close in the quarterfinals as they fell, 8-4, to No. 2-seeded Justin Shane and Julen Uriguen of Virginia, who are ranked No. 47 nationally. Guthrie and Whiteford are 3-1 on the year.
Whiteford, the event's No. 2 seed, dropped a three-set match in the singles round of 16 on Sunday. The reigning ITA Atlantic Region Champion won the opening set, 6-4, over VCU's Alejandro Argente, who was a 17-32 seed. The Ram player rallied to take the second set, 6-3, and the match with a 6-4 victory in the third.
The singles and doubles winners of the ITA Atlantic Regional will earn a spot in the exclusion USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y., Nov. 8-11. The National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship is the second fall national championship event in college tennis and includes a 32-player singles draw and 20-team doubles bracket for both men and women.
W&M Results from the ITA Atlantic Region Championships
Main Singles Draw Round of 16
#17-32 Ben Guthrie (W&M) def. #3 Justin Shane (Virginia)  - 7-6 (3), 6-2
#17-32 Alejandro Argente (VCU) def. #2 Jamie Whiteford (W&M)  - 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Main Doubles Draw Round of 16
#9-16 Gutrhie/Whiteford (W&M) def. Barrett/Schweig (ODU) - 8-1
Main Doubles Draw Quarterfinals
#2 Shane/Uriguen (Virginia)  def. #9-16 Gutrhie/Whiteford (W&M) - 8-4