WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - On Senior Day, the William and Mary men’s tennis team suffered a 4-3 setback to instate foe Old Dominion on Saturday at the Anton Andersson, Adrian Vodislav and Jamie Whiteford for their contributions to the W&M tennis program. The loss snapped a four-match Tribe winning streak as the Green and Gold fell to 11-14 on the year with its first CAA setback at 3-1. ODU upped its season ledger to 14-6.Tennis Facility. Following doubles competition, the Green and Gold honored its three-member senior class of
With the victory, the Monarchs secured 10 points in the Optima Health Challenge, a running score of all the direct competitions between W&M and ODU. Coupled with the women’s tennis victory over Old Dominion on Saturday, the all-sports competition remains deadlocked at 55 with just 10 points remaining when the schools meet in baseball later this season.
Andersson and sophomore Aaron Chaffee continued their strong doubles play to get W&M off to a positive start in pairs competition. The Green and Gold tandem rolled to an 8-2 victory over the No. 88-ranked duo in the country of Carlos Lopez Villa and Can Cetinel at the top spot. It marked Andersson and Chaffee’s sixth straight victory as they improved to 10-7 on the year. The Tribe could not maintain the momentum, though, as ODU bounced back with wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 posts to claim the initial point of the match.
Junior Ben Guthrie won his second straight match to quickly even the tilt at one apiece. The Plano, Texas, native turned in a dominating performance at the No. 3 slot, bouncing Jonas Kuwert, 6-1, 6-1. Guthrie improved to 11-8 on the year with the victory.
After ODU claimed wins at the No. 1 and No. 2 posts to surge to a 3-1 advantage, junior Ben Hoogland rallied for a three-set win at the No. 4 spot to move W&M closer. ODU’s Zovnimir Podvinski took the opening set from Hoogland, 6-4, before the Tribe junior bounced back to win the second by a matching 6-4 score. In the decisive third, Hoogland won the final two games to claim a 7-5 win. He evened his season ledger at 16-16, while improving to 9-2 at the No. 4 singles post.
Old Dominion claimed the team triumph with a victory at No. 5, before junior John Banks notched a win for the Green and Gold at No. 6 for the final margin. Banks won his seventh straight match, cruising to a 6-3, 6-2 win over Dante Terenzio. He upped his team-leading win total to 20 and improved to 14-9 in dual match competition, including a 6-1 mark at No. 6.
The Tribe will await its seed in the 2013 CAA Tennis Championship, which will be released on Tuesday, April 16. The top two seeds, which W&M has a good chance to garner, will receive a bye into the semifinals. The CAA Tennis Championship will be hosted by William and Mary at the Tennis Facility, April 19-21. Check back with TribeAthletics.com for compete seeding and match times for the 2013 Championship event.
#68 Old Dominion 4, William and Mary 3
No. 1 – Carlos Lopez-Villa (ODU) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) – 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 – Albert Ochagavia (ODU) def. Will Juggins (W&M) – 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 – Ben Guthrie (W&M) def. Jonas Kuwert (ODU) – 6-1, 6-1
No. 4 – Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Zovnimir Podvinski (ODU) – 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
No. 5 – Wesley Barrett (ODU) def. Adrian Vodislav (W&M) – 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 – John Banks (W&M) def. Dante Terenzio (ODU) – 6-3, 6-2
Finishing Order: 3, 1, 2, 4, 5*, 6
No. 1 – Andersson/Chaffee (W&M) def. #88 Cetinel/Lopez Villa (ODU) – 8-2
No. 2 – Ochogavia/Kuwert (ODU) def. Guthrie/Vodislav (W&M) – 8-4
No. 3 – Barrett/Schweig (ODU) def. Juggins/Hoogland (W&M) – 8-4
Finishing Order: 1, 3, 2*