In the opening match of the day against Liberty, Banks and Huang clinched the doubles point with their fourth-straight victory at the No. 3 post. The Tribe duo found itself in a 7-6 hole in the tiebreaker against Siim Tuus and Stan Vaughan, before rallying to win the final three points and the match, 8-7 (7). Senior Adrian Vodislav and sophomore Aaron Chaffee won for the first time as a duo at the top doubles position to give the Tribe the early advantage, bouncing the Flames' team of Shea Thomas and Egon Samaai, 8-4.
Huang increased the Tribe advantage to 2-0 with a convincing win at the No. 6 spot. The W&M rookie evened his dual-match ledger at 2-2 with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Vaughan.
After Liberty claimed wins at the top two spots to tie the match at two, Banks put the Green and Gold back on top with his team-leading 10th singles win of the year at the No. 5 slot. The Charlotte, N.C., native won the opening set, 6-3, before pulling out the victory with a tiebreak triumph, 7-6 (2), over Egon Samaai in the second.
Hoogland clinched the victory, winning at the No. 3 position in three sets. The Tribe junior took the opening set, 6-2, before his Liberty counterpart, Dillion Segur, claimed the second in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (3). Leading 4-3 in the third, Hoogland won the final two games for his seventh win.
In the nightcap, W&M took the doubles point with wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Hoogland and freshman Matt Waddell notched an 8-4 victory at the No. 3 post, while the team of Banks and Huang continued their winning ways at No. 2. Banks and Huang ran their mark to 6-1, including a perfect 4-0 in dual-match play with an 8-5 win over Igor Braga and Samuel Lemberger.
Banks and Huang each won for the second time on the afternoon in singles competition at the No. 4 and No. 5 slots. Banks notched a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Daniel Grauel, while Huang downed Peter Rastromer-Pello, 6-3, 6-2, at the No. 5 spot. Banks won for the fifth time in his last seven matches, while Huang recorded his seventh win of the year.
Senior Anton Andersson and Waddell rounded out the Tribe victory with three-set wins at the No. 2 and No. 6 posts. Andersson downed Robin Riethmueller, 6-7, 6-3, 10-5, at the second position, while Waddell bounced Lemberger, 1-6, 6-4, 10-7, at No. 6. It was Andersson's sixth singles win of the year, and Waddell improved to 3-1.
The Tribe continues it homestand with three matches at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center next weekend. W&M welcomes No. 49 South Carolina to Williamsburg for a 6 p.m. match on Friday, Feb. 22, before hosting Penn State and George Mason in a Sunday doubleheader, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.
William and Mary 4, Liberty 2
No. 1 - Siim Tuus (Liberty) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 - Shea Thomas (Liberty) def. Anton Andersson (W&M) - 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 - Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Dillion Segur (Liberty) - 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3
No. 4 - Adrian Vodislav (W&M) vs. Jorge Azuero (Liberty) - 5-7, 6-4, abandoned
No. 5 - John Banks (W&M) def. Egon Samaai (Liberty) - 6-3, 7-6 (2)
No. 6 - Scott Huang (W&M) def. Stan Vaughan (Liberty) - 6-1, 6-3
Finishing Order: 6, 2, 1, 5, 3*
No. 1 - Chaffee/Vodislav (W&M) def. Thomas/Samaai (Liberty) - 8-4
No. 2 - Andersson/Hoogland (W&M) vs. Segur/Azuero (Liberty) - 7-6, abandoned
No. 3 - Banks/Huang (W&M) def. Tuus/Vaughan (Liberty) - 8-7 (7)
Finishing Order: 1, 3*
William and Mary 6, Norfolk State 1
No. 1 - Dimitry Zymaytovich (NSU) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 6-4, 7-5
No. 2 - Anton Andersson (W&M) def. Robin Riethmueller (NSU) - 6-7, 6-3, 10-5
No. 3 - Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Igor Braga (NSU) - 6-0, retire
No. 4 - John Banks (W&M) def. Daniel Grauel (NSU) - 6-3, 6-3
No. 5 - Scott Huang (W&M) def. Peter Rastromer-Pello (NSU) - 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 - Matt Waddell (W&M) def. Samuel Lemberger (NSU) - 1-6, 6-4, 10-7
No. 1 - Chaffee/Vodislav (W&M) vs. Rastromer-Pello/Zymaytovich (NSU) - 6-6, abandoned
No. 2 - Banks/Huang (W&M) def. Lemberger/Braga (NSU) - 8-5
No. 3 - Hoogland/Waddell (W&M) def. Rethmueller/Grauel (NSU) - 8-4