In the top singles flight, Whiteford picked up a win over a nationally ranked foe, downing No. 104 Denis Nguyen of Harvard. The Tribe senior, who is ranked No. 43 nationally, improved to 4-4 on the fall with a 7-6, 6-3 victory over his Crimson opponent.
Guthrie needed three sets but dispatched of Harvard's Shaun Chaudhuri for his team-leading seventh singles win of the season. After the players split the opening two sets by identical 6-4 scores, Guthrie notched the victory in a 10-8 super tiebreaker victory in the third set.
In doubles action, Whiteford and Guthrie picked up a pair of wins in the top flight. They downed Harvard's Nguyen and Kelvin Lam, 8-4, in the first match of the day, before dispatching the Notre Dame tandem of Greg Andrews and Spencer Talmage in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (8). With the victories, Whiteford and Guthrie improved to 5-1 on the year.
The Tribe doubles team of senior Anton Andersson and junior John Banks tallied a victory in the third flight on Friday. The duo upended Notre Dame's Ryan Bandy and Quentin Monaghan, 8-4. It marked the first win for the W&M pair this spring as Banks and Andersson improved to 6-4 as a team over their careers.
The Tribe Invitational continues on Saturday, starting with singles at 9 a.m. Fans can catch the Tribe in singles action at 11:30 a.m., before two rounds of doubles at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
W&M Results from the Tribe Invitational
Singles Flight 1
#43 Jamie Whiteford (W&M) vs. #104 Denis Nguyen (Harvard) - 7-6, 6-3
Singles Flight 2
Ben Guthrie (W&M) def. Shaun Chaudhuri (Harvard) - 6-4, 4-6, 10-8
Singles Flight 3
Andy Nguyen (Harvard) def. Will Juggins (W&M) - 6-3, 3-6, 10-7
Singles Flight 4
Alex Steinroeder (Harvard) def. Ben Hoogland (W&M) - 6-1, 6-4
Singles Flight 5
Kelvin Lam (Harvard) def. John Banks (W&M) - 6-2, 6-3
Singles Flight 6
Nicholas Mahlangu (Harvard) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 7-5, 7-6 (4)
Singles Flight 7&8
Henry Steer (Harvard) def. Zach Braig (W&M) - 6-3, 6-0
Doubles Flight 1
Whiteford/Guthrie (W&M) def. D. Nguyen/Lam (Harvard) - 8-4
Guthrie/Whiteford (W&M) def. Andrews/Talmage (ND) - 9-8(8)
Doubles Flight 2
A. Nguyen/Hu (Harvard) def. Chaffee/Juggins (W&M) - 8-4
Lawson/Pecor (ND) def. Juggins/Chaffee (W&M) - 8-5
Doubles Flight 3
Steinroeder/Mahlangu (Harvard) def. Banks/Hoogland (W&M) - 8-6
Banks/ Andersson (W&M) def. Bandy/Monaghan (ND) - 8-4
Doubles Flight 4
Steer/Chaudhuri (Harvard) def. Andersson/Huang (W&M) - 8-2
Moros/Moore (ND) def. Z.Braig/Vodislav (W&M) - 8-2
McCoy/Dooley (ND) def. Hoogland/Huang (W&M) - 9-7