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Whiteford, Guthrie Perfect on First Day of Tribe Invite
Updated: Saturday 11/10/2012 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Senior Jamie Whiteford and junior Ben Guthrie led the way for the William and Mary men's tennis team on the opening day of the seventh annual Tribe Invitational at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center on Friday. The duo combined to go a perfect 2-0 in doubles action, while each won their lone singles match in the top two flights.

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










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