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Tribe Falls to No. 34 Columbia at Blue Gray Classic
Updated: Monday 03/16/2013 (ET)
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The William and Mary men's tennis team continued action at the 65th annual Blue Gray National Tennis Classic, falling to No. 34-ranked Columbia, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon. W&M fell to 6-12 on the season, while the Lions improved to 7-4.

Columbia took the doubles point with wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Winston Lin and Cyril Bucher narrowly downed juniors John Banks and Ben Guthrie, 8-6, at the No. 2 position, while Bert Vancura and Eric Rubin defeated the Tribe pair of senior Adrian Vodislav and junior Ben Hoogland, 8-3, at No. 3.

In singles, Max Schnur jumped out to a 3-0 lead over Vodislav at the No. 4 post, before the Tribe senior was forced to retire, pushing the Columbia lead to 2-0. Lin and Dargos Ignat tallied wins at the top two singles positions to cement the Lion victory. Lin, who is ranked No. 34 nationally, downed W&M sophomore Aaron Chaffee, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 1, while Ignat tallied a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over senior Anton Andersson at the second slot.

The Tribe will close out play at the Blue Gray Classic against Troy on Sunday, March 17, at 9:30 a.m. ET. Live stats will be available at

#34 Columbia 4, William and Mary 0
No. 1 - #34 Winston Lin (Columbia) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 6-3, 6-0
No. 2 - Dargos Ignat (Columbia) def. Anton Andersson (W&M) - 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 - Ben Hoogland (W&M) vs. Ashok Narayana (Columbia) - 6-5, DNF
No. 4 - Max Schnur (Columbia) def. Adrian Vodislav (W&M) - 3-0, retire
No. 5 - Bert Vancura (Columbia) def. Scott Huang (W&M) - 6-2, DNF
No. 6 - Nathaniel Gery (Columbia) vs. John Banks (W&M) - 6-4, 1-2, DNF

No. 1 - Andersson/Chaffee (W&M) vs. #24 Narayana/Schnur (Columbia) - DNF
No. 2 - Lin/Bucher (Columbia) def. Banks/Guthrie (W&M) - 8-6
No. 3 - Vancura/Rubin (Columbia) def. Hoogland/Vodislav (W&M) - 8-3

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