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*