Guthrie won for the sixth time in seven matches as he cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Wake Forest's Amogh Prabhakar, who was the event's No. 2 seed and was ranked No. 59 nationally in the initial Campbell's ITA National Singles Rankings released in early January. Unfortunately, Guthrie's run in the event came to a close as he retired trailing 2-1 to Wake Forest's Sam Bloom in the quarterfinals. The Tribe junior owns nine victories on the season, including three against players ranked in the top 65 nationally.
After all three Tribe doubles teams claimed victories on the first day of the Wake Forest Invite, the trio of duos fell to Demon Deacon teams in the quarterfinals. Guthrie and senior Adrian Vodislav hung tough with the event's No. 1 seed in Wake Forest's Amogh Prabhakar and David Hopkins, before falling 8-6. Junior John Banks and freshman Scott Huang dropped an 8-4 decision to the Wake Forest team of John Ho and Adam Lee, while sophomores Aaron Chaffee and Will Juggins fell to Danny Kreyman and Sam Bloom, 8-2.
Playing his first career match as a replacement in the consolation singles flight, freshman Matt Waddell picked up his first collegiate win. The Richmond, Va., native downed Liberty's Gullem Secanell, 6-3, 6-4.
Juniors Ben Hoogland and John Banks both made easy work of Liberty foes as well. Hoogland notched his second win of the year, breezing past Jorge Azuero, 6-3, 6-1, while Banks rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Sergio Mourelo. It marked his sixth singles win of the season. Huang recorded his third triumph of the year in the consolation draw as well, downing Kennesaw State's Matthew Johnson, 6-2, 6-0.
The Tribe will continue action at the Wake Forest Spring Invitational on Sunday, Jan. 13.
W&M Results from the Wake Forest Spring Invitational
Singles Draw Second Round
Morgan Mays (Wake Forest) def. Adrian Vodislav (W&M) - 6-0, 7-5
Sam Bloom (Wake Forest) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 6-2, 6-2
Ben Guthrie (W&M) def. #59 Amogh Prabhakar (Wake Forest) - 6-3, 6-2
Singles Draw Quarterfinals
Sam Bloom (Wake Forest) def. Ben Guthrie (W&M) - 2-1, retire
Singles Consolation Draw
Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Jorge Azuero (Liberty) - 6-3, 6-1
John Banks (W&M) def. Sergio Mourelo (Liberty) - 6-1, 6-1
Max Schnur (Columbia) def. Will Juggins (W&M) - 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-5
Scott Huang (W&M) def. Matthew Johnson (Kennesaw State) - 6-2, 6-0
Matt Waddell (W&M) def. Gullem Secanell (Liberty) - 6-3, 6-4
Doubles Draw Quarterfinals
Hopkins/Prabhakar (Wake Forest) def. Guthrie/Vodislav (W&M) - 8-6
Lee/Ho (Wake Forest) def. Huang/Banks (W&M) - 8-4
Kreyman/Bloom (Wake Forest) def. Chaffee/Juggins (W&M) - 8-2