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Tribe Sweeps Doubleheader vs. Reigning League Champions
Updated: Sunday 01/20/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men's tennis team opened the 2013 dual-match campaign in style, posting a pair of wins over defending league champions and 2012 NCAA Tournament participants on Sunday at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. W&M started the day with a 4-1 win over instate foe Radford, before downing Navy, 5-2. Both Radford and Navy have won five of the last six Big South and Patriot League titles, respectively, including the 2012 campaign.

Juniors John Banks and Ben Hoogland led the Tribe charge, going a perfect 2-0 in singles competition on the day, and Banks also notched doubles victories in botch matches. Senior Anton Andersson iced the Tribe's win over Radford with a victory at the No. 5 position, while freshman Scott Huang notched the clincher against Navy in three sets.

In the morning match against Radford, W&M took the doubles point with victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 posts. Andersson and Banks gave the Tribe the early lead with an 8-2 triumph over Javier Waase and Randall Carter at the No. 3 spot. The Tribe twosome improved to 3-1 on the season. Senior Adrian Vodislav and junior Ben Guthrie clinched the point, downing Patrick O'Keefe and Joe Mills, 8-4, at the No. 2 slot to improve their doubles mark to 2-1.

After Radford pulled even with a win at No. 1, the Tribe notched straight-set wins at the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 positions to clinch the victory over the reigning Big South Champions. Banks put the College back on top, cruising past Javier Waase, 6-1, 6-2, at the No. 6 slot, while Hoogland rolled to a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Patrick O'Keefe at No. 4. Andersson capped off the team triumph, downing Randall Carter, 6-0, 7-5, at the No. 5 post for his fifth win of the season.

In the nightcap, the College again took the initial point of the match with wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles positions. Playing together for the first time, Andersson and sophomore Aaron Chaffee staked W&M to the early lead with an 8-3 victory over Austin Jones and Alex Gaines at the No. 2 spot. Huang and Banks secured the doubles point with an 8-4 win over Blake Daniel and Nicolas Gutsche, 8-4, at No. 3.

Like they had during the morning match, Banks and Hoogland quickly upped the Green and Gold advantage with straight-set singles. At the No. 2 slot, Hoogland won his fourth straight match, upending Navy's Peter McDonald, 6-2, 6-3. It marked his fifth victory of the campaign. Banks tallied his team-leading ninth win in dominating fashion, 6-1, 6-2, over Blake Daniel at the No. 4 post.

Navy would not go quietly though as the Midshipmen pulled out wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions, before forcing third sets at No. 5 and No. 6. Huang quelled any thoughts of a Navy rally with a three-set victory at the No. 6 spot. The Tribe rookie took the opening set from Tyler Burnett, 6-2, before the Midshipman took the second, 6-4. Huang pulled out the clinching triumph in the third set, 6-3, for his third-straight win and fifth overall.

Vodislav rounded out the Tribe win over Navy with a three-set victory of his own at No. 5 to even his season mark at 3-3. The Tribe senior took the opening set, 7-5, before Navy's Nicholas Gutsche forced a third set with a 6-4 win in the second. With the team results already decided, Vodislav rallied for a 10-8 win in the third-set super tiebreaker.

The Tribe continues its 12-match homestand to open the season when No. 64 North Florida travels to Williamsburg on Friday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. It will be the first of three matches, all at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center, over the weekend for the College. W&M faces No. 41 Northwestern and Howard as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.

William and Mary 4, Radford 1

No. 1 - Nicholas Sayer (Radford) def. Ben Guthrie (W&M) - 6-3, 4-1, retire
No. 2 - Thomas Dehaen (Radford) vs. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 6-3, 1-2, abandoned
No. 3 - Joe Mills (Radford) vs. Will Juggins (W&M) - 7-6, 1-0, abandoned
No. 4 - Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Patrick O'Keefe (Radford) - 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 - Anton Andersson (W&M) def. Randall Carter (Radford) - 6-0, 7-5
No. 6 - John Banks (W&M) def. Javier Waase (Radford) - 6-1, 6-2
Finishing Order: 1, 6, 4, 5*

No. 1 - Juggins/Chaffee (W&M) vs. Sayer/Dehan (Radford) - 6-6, abandoned
No. 2 - Guthrie/Vodislav (W&M) def. Mills/O'Keefe (Radford) - 8-4
No. 3 - Banks/Andersson (W&M) def. Carter/Waase (Radford) - 8-2
Finishing Order: 3, 2*

William and Mary 5, Navy 2

No. 1 - Calvin Mark (Navy) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 7-5, 6-1
No. 2 - Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Peter McDonald (Navy) - 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 - Austin Jones (Navy) def. Anton Andersson (W&M) - 7-6, 6-1
No. 4 - John Banks (W&M) def. Blake Daniel (Navy) - 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 - Adrian Vodislav (W&M) def. Nicholas Gutsche (Navy) - 7-5, 4-6, 10-8
No. 6 - Scott Huang (W&M) def. Tyler Burnett (Navy) - 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
Finishing Order: 4, 2, 1, 3, 6*, 5

No. 1 - Guthrie/Vodislav (W&M) vs. Mark/McDonald (Navy) - 7-4, abandoned
No. 2 - Andersson/Chaffee (W&M) def. Gaines/Jones (Navy) - 8-3
No. 3 - Huang/Banks (W&M) def. Daniel/Gutsche (Navy) - 8-4
Finishing Order: 2, 3*


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