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Men's Tennis Takes Doubles, Falls at #62 Georgia Tech
Updated: Tuesday 03/08/2013 (ET)
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ATLANTA, Ga. - Despite claiming the doubles point, the William and Mary men's tennis team closed out its Spring Break trip with a 4-1 setback at No. 62 Georgia Tech on Thursday afternoon. The Green and Gold tallied victories at the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles positions to take the initial point of the match, before the Yellow Jackets rallied behind four singles victories in securing the team victory. The Tribe suffered its fourth straight loss to a nationally-ranked foe over a five-day stretch, dropping to 6-9 on the year, while Georgia Tech evened its mark at 6-6.

Senior Adrian Vodislav and junior Ben Hoogland gave W&M the early advantage in doubles action, controlling the Georgia Tech duo of Colin Edwards and Garrett Gordon, 8-2, at No. 3. Vodislav and Hoogland won for the sixth time in their last seven matches in improving to 7-2 on the year. The pair is 5-1 at the No. 3 doubles slot.

The Tribe took the 1-0 advantage thanks to a win at the top doubles post from senior Anton Andersson and sophomore Aaron Chaffee. The Tribe twosome bounced the Yellow Jacket duo of Juan Spir and Eduardo Segura, 8-2, for its fourth win overall. Andersson and Chaffee notched their third triumph at the No. 1 doubles position.

Georgia Tech rallied behind its singles play. Anish Sharma evened the match at one with a 6-2, 6-0 win over junior John Banks at the No. 5 position. At No. 2, Juan Melian downed Chaffee, 6-3, 6-3, to give the Ramblin Wreck the 2-1 lead. Wins from Colin Edwards and Eduardo Segura at the No. 6 and No. 3 positions, respectively, clinched the Georgia Tech victory.

Andersson turned in an impressive showing at the No. 1 spot, before his matches was abandoned with the team result decided. The Tribe senior took the opening set, 6-4, from No. 53-ranked Juan Spir, before the nationally-ranked Yellow Jacket player rallied to notch the second set, 6-4. The decisive third set was even at four, before Georgia Tech clinched the team triumph resulting in the match being abandoned.

Following its four-match road trip, the Tribe returns home to face Texas-San Antonio on Tuesday, March 12. The match is slated for a 5 p.m. start time at the Millie West Tennis Facility. W&M will close out next week, taking part in the Blue-Grey Classic in Montgomery, Ala., March 15-17.

#62 Georgia Tech 4, William & Mary 1
No. 1 - Anton Andersson (W&M) vs. #53 Juan Spir (GT) - 6-4, 4-6, 4-4
No. 2 - Juan Melian (GT) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 - Eduardo Segura (GT) def. Ben Hoogland (W&M) - 6-3, 7-6 (3)
No. 4 - Nathan Rakitt (GT) vs. Adrian Vodislav (W&M) - 6-3, 6-6, unfinished
No. 5 - Anish Sharma (GT) def. John Banks (W&M) - 6-2, 6-0
No. 6 - Colin Edwards (GT) def. Scott Huang (W&M) - 6-1, 7-5
Finishing Order: 5, 2, 6, 3*

No. 1 -  Andersson/Chaffee (W&M) def. Spir/Segura (GT) - 8-4
No. 2 - Rakitt/Melian (GT) vs. Banks/Huang (W&M) - 6-4, unfinished
No. 3 - Vodislav/Hoogland (W&M) def. Edwards/Gordon (GT) - 8-2
Finishing Order: 3, 1*

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