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Men's Tennis Opens CAA Slate with Win over George Mason
Updated: Thursday 02/24/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men's tennis team opened Colonial Athletic Association play with a convincing win over George Mason on Sunday as part of a doubleheader. The Green and Gold dropped a 6-1 decision to visiting Big Ten foe Penn State (5-6) in the morning match, before rebounding with the 5-2 triumph over league foe Mason (3-2) in the evening. Junior Ben Hoogland highlighted the Tribe's effort going a perfect 2-0 in both singles and doubles competition over the day. W&M moved to 5-5 on the year with the doubleheader split.

The Tribe claimed the doubles point against Mason with victories at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. Senior Anton Andersson and sophomore Aaron Chaffee gave W&M the early advantage with an 8-1 victory over Jimmy Davis and Scott Keaton at the top slot. It marked the pair's second win of the year and first in dual-match competition. Hoogland and senior Adrian Vodislav clinched the initial point of the match with its second win in as many tries on the day at the No. 3 post. The Tribe duo bounced Taylor Sargent and Tanner Baine, 8-4, to improve to 4-1 on the season.

Hoogland quickly pushed the Tribe advantage to 2-0 with a convincing win at the No. 4 singles position. After winning in three sets against Penn State, the Tribe junior bounced Mason's Scott Keaton, 6-2, 6-3 for his fourth win in the last five matches. It marked Hoogland's 10th win overall as he upped his team-best dual-match record to 7-3.

Andersson followed with his seventh win of the season at the No. 2 singles position to extended W&M margin to 3-0. The Tribe senior upended Jimmy Davis, 6-2, 6-4, to claim his third dual match win of the campaign.

Junior John Banks clinched the Tribe victory with a straight-set win at the No. 5 slot. Trailing 5-2 in the opening set, Banks reeled off five straight games to take the first from Mason's Aaron Capitel. He improved to 6-4 in dual-match play with his 12th singles win of the year taking the second set 6-2.

Vodislav rounded out the Tribe victory with a three-set win at the No. 3 spot. The Tribe senior took the opening set, 7-5, before Mason's Tanner Baine rallied to claim the second, 6-3. Vodislav outlasted him, 10-8, in the super tiebreaker third for his fourth win of the year.

In the first match of the day against Penn State, Hoogland and Vodislav evened doubles at a match apiece, claiming the No. 3 post. The duo outlasted Roman Trkulja and Matt Barry, 8-6, before the Nittany Lions took the opening point of the match by claiming an 8-6 victory at the top spot.

Penn State took singles matches at the No. 1, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 positions in straight sets to clinch the team triumph. Hoogland provided the Tribe's point in the match, winning in come-from-behind fashion at No. 4 over Chris Young. After dropping the opening set, 6-3, the Tribe junior rallied to win the second in a tiebreaker, 7-6. With the team result already decided, Hoogland rolled to a 10-6 victory in the third-set super tiebreakers.

The Tribe will close out its 11-match homestand against Illinois State on Friday, March 1. The match-up is slated for a 3 p.m. start time at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center and live stats will be available for the contest at

Penn State 6, William and Mary 1

No. 1 - Bryan Welnetz (Penn State) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 - Russell Bader (Penn State) def. Anton Andersson (W&M) - 3-6, 7-6, 10-5
No. 3 - Tomas Hanzlik (Penn State) def. Adrian Vodislav (W&M) - 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 - Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Chris Young (Penn State) - 6-7, 6-4, 10-6
No. 5 - Roman Trkulja (Penn State) def. John Banks (W&M) - 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 - Matt Barry (Penn State) def. Scott Huang (W&M) - 6-2, 2-0, retire
Finishing Order: 6, 3, 5*, 1, 2, 4

No. 1 - Bader/Chen (Penn State) def. Andersson/Chaffee (W&M) - 8-6
No. 2 - Welnetz/Griffin (Penn State) def. Banks/Whiteford (W&M) - 8-1
No. 3 - Hoogland/Vodislav (W&M) def. Trkulja/Barry (Penn State) - 8-6
Finishing Order: 2, 3, 1*

William and Mary 5, George Mason 2
No. 1 - Jordan Dyke (Mason) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 2-6, 7-5, 10-5
No. 2 - Anton Andersson (W&M) def. Jimmy Davis (Mason) - 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 - Adrian Vodislav (W&M) def. Tanner Baine (Mason) - 7-5, 3-6, 10-8
No. 4 - Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Scott Keaton (Mason) - 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 - John Banks (W&M) def. Aaron Capitel (Mason) - 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 - Taylor Sargent (Mason) def. Zach Braig (W&M) - 6-7, 6-3, 10-7

No. 1 - Andersson/Chaffee (W&M) def. Davis/Keaton (Mason) - 8-1
No. 2 - Dyke/Borden (Mason) vs. Bank/Whiteford (W&M) - 6-1, adandoned
No. 3 - Hoogland/Vodislav (W&M) def. Sargent/Baine (Mason) - 8-4

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