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Men's Tennis Win Streak Snapped at #22 Wake Forest
Updated: Thursday 03/03/2013 (ET)
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The William and Mary men's tennis team battled tooth-and-nail with No. 22-ranked Wake Forest, but saw its two-match winning streak come to a close at the hands of the Demon Deacons, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon. Junior Ben Hoogland highlighted the Tribe's effort, winning in both singles and doubles competition while also posting his 50th career singles win. The Tribe dropped to 6-6 on the season, while Wake Forest upped its ledger to 10-3.

The Tribe dropped a hotly-contested doubles point to open the match. The Green and Gold struck first as Hoogland and senior Adrian Vodislav won their fifth straight match. The duo upended Wake Forest's Jon Ho and Sam Bloom, 8-5, at the No. 3 post, improving to a perfect 4-0 in dual-match competition and 6-1 overall. After the Deacs pulled even things with a win at No. 2, the initial point came down to a tight match at the top post. Senior Anton Andersson and sophomore Aaron Chaffee were deadlocked at seven with the No. 55 nationally ranked pair of Amogh Prabhakar and David Hopkins, before the Demon Deacon duo won the final two games to pull out the victory and clinch the point.

Wake Forest posted wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 singles positions to push it lead to 3-0. Hoogland responded by putting the Tribe on the board with his fourth straight win. The W&M junior pulled out a pair of tiebreaker sets, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8), over Ho at the No. 4 post in recording his 50th career singles win. Hoogland evened his overall record at 12-12 on the season, including a 9-3 mark in dual match play and a 6-1 ledger at the No. 4 singles position.

Chaffee narrow missed pulling off a nationally-ranked upset at the No. 2 position. After dropping the opening set to No. 123 David Hopkins, 6-3, the Tribe sophomore battled back to take the second, 6-4. Chaffee led 3-2 in the third, before Hopkins reeled off four straight games to pull out the victory and clinch the Demon Deacon team triumph.

W&M will remain on the road with three more matches during the week as part of the Tribe's spring break trip. The Green and Gold travels to No. 9 Georgia on Monday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m., before trekking to No. 18 Clemson at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5. The Tribe wraps up the stretch of four nationally-ranked matches in five days at No. 67 Georgia Tech on Thursday, March 7.

#22 Wake Forest 5, William & Mary 1
No. 1 - #37 Amogh Prabhakar (WF) def. Anton Andersson (W&M) - 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 - #123 David Hopkins (WF) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
No. 3 - Danny Kreyman (WF) def. Adrian Vodislav (W&M) - 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 - Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Jon Ho (WF) - 7-6 (4), 7-6 (8)
No. 5 - Adam Lee (WF) vs. John Banks (W&M) - 6-4, unfinished
No. 6 - Sam Bloom (WF) def. Matt Waddell (W&M) - 6-0, 6-3
Finishing Order: 3, 1, 4, 2*, 6

No. 1 - #55 Hopkins/Prabhakar (WF) def. Andersson/Chaffee (W&M) - 9-7
No. 2 - Kreyman/Lee (WF) def. Banks/Waddell (W&M) - 8-4
No. 3 - Hoogland/Vodislav (W&M) def. Ho/Bloom (WF) - 8-5
Finishing Order: 3, 2, 1*

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