Daub is in his 20th season at the helm of the William and Mary men's tennis program and spent eight seasons at Temple during his career. His career mark stands at 501-371 with 290 of those coming at W&M. Included his in tenure with the Tribe are 10 seasons of 16 or more victories and three CAA Coach of the Year awards.
Against the Dukes, the Tribe claimed the doubles point to open the match. Junior Ben Hoogland and Vodislav gave W&M the early advantage with an 8-2 win over Bastien Russo and Greg Vladimirsky at the No. 3 post. The duo improved to 9-4 overall, including a 7-3 ledger in dual-match play. The reigning CAA Doubles Team of Week, senior Anton Andersson and sophomore Aaron Chaffee, clinched the initial point of the match for the Green and Gold with an 8-6 triumph over Ryan Pool and Robert Stirling at the top spot.
Junior John Banks quickly pushed the Tribe lead to 2-0 with his fourth straight win. He cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Maxi Branth at the No. 6 position, improving to 5-1 at the spot this season.
After JMU got on the board with a victory at the No. 3 position, Hoogland extended the Tribe lead to 3-1. He pulled out the first set in a tiebreaker, 7-6, over Stirling, before turning in a strong second set showing for a 6-2 win. Hoogland tallied his 10th dual match win of the season.
The Dukes rallied with wins at the top two singles positions to tie the match at three, and the balance of the dual came down to the No. 5 spot. JMU’s Florent Sentenac won the opening set over Vodislav, 6-4, to take the early advantage. Not to be outdone, the Tribe senior rallied winning 12 of the match’s final 14 games, including each of the last four on his way to 6-1, 6-1 wins in the second and third sets to clinch the W&M victory.
In the nightcap, the Tribe swept doubles to take the early lead over Delaware. Chaffee and Andersson won for the fifth time in their last six matches at the top spot, downing Troy Beneck and Adam Lawton, 8-3. The duo improved to 8-7 overall on the year with seven wins at the No. 1 spot. Playing together for the first time, sophomore Will Juggins and junior Ben Guthrie clinched the initial point of the match, downing Nolan Gelman and Evan Andrews, 8-4, at the No. 2 slot. Banks and Hoogland rounded out the sweep with an 8-4 win over Jason Derene and Mike Furr at the No. 3 spot to improve to 2-1 in dual-match play.
After Delaware briefly pulled even with a win at No. 2, freshman Scott Huang gave W&M the lead for good with a win at No. 6. For the third time in his last four matches, the Tribe rookie pulled out a victory, cruising past fellow freshman Alex Sweet, 6-1, 6-0. It marked his 11th win of the year and his seventh in dual-match competition.
For the second time on the day, Hoogland extended the Tribe advantage to 3-1 with a victory at No. 4. The Tribe junior breezed to his 14th win of the year, upending Evan Andrews, 6-1, 6-1. Hoogland improved to 8-2 at the No. 4 singles post.
Vodislav once again clinched the Tribe victory with his fourth win in the last five matches. The Tribe senior downed Nolan Gelman, 7-5, 6-3, at No. 3 for his 10th win of the season. He also notched his eighth dual match win and fourth at the No. 3 slot.
Banks rounded out the Green and Gold victory with his second triumph of the day. He ran his win streak to five matches, downing Jason Derene, 6-3, 6-2. Banks leads the Tribe with 18 wins on the year, including 12 in dual match play.
The Tribe will close out the regular season with its final two home matches against Richmond on Wednesday, April 10, and versus Old Dominion on Saturday, April 13. The tilt with the Spiders is slated for a 5 p.m. start time, while the contest with ODU carries a 2 p.m. W&M hosts the 2013 CAA Championship, April 19-21, at the Millie West Tennis Facility.
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