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Men's Tennis Falls in CAA Quarterfinals
Updated: Saturday 04/20/2012 (ET)
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Norfolk, Va. - The William and Mary men's tennis team saw its 2012 season come to a close in the CAA Quarterfinals against No. 42-ranked UNCW on Friday morning at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center. The Seahawks claimed the doubles point before tallying wins at the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 6 positions to advance to the league semifinals. W&M finished the year at 10-16, while UNCW improved to 16-5.

The Tribe's No. 2 doubles tandem of senior Ilja Orre and sophomore Ben Guthrie jumped out to a 6-3 lead over the UNCW team of Michael Rielly and Sam Williams. The No. 2 post was abandoned though as the Seahawks won at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions to take the opening point of the match.

At the No. 2 singles, UNCW increased its lead over the Tribe as Chris Cooprider downed Guthrie, 6-4, 6-1. Nationally ranked Rafael Aita gave the Seahawks its third point of the match with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over junior Anton Andersson at the top singles position.

After dropping the first set, 6-3, sophomore Ben Hoogland bounced back to take the second set, 6-1, from Pedro Mol at the No. 4 post. He led 1-0 in the third, before UNCW closed out the victory with a triumph at the No. 6 singles slot. Michael Reilly downed Orre, 6-2, 6-3, to clinch the Seahawk win.

#42 UNCW 4, William and Mary 0

No. 1 - #93 Rafael Aita (UNCW) def. Anton Andersson (W&M) - 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 - Chris Cooprider (UNCW) def. Ben Guthrie (W&M) - 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 - Kosta Blank (UNCW) vs. Robert Pietrucha (W&M) - 6-3, 4-1, DNF
No. 4 - Ben Hoogland (W&M) vs. Pedro Mol (UNCW) - 3-6, 6-1, 1-0, DNF
No. 5 - Kaue Pereira (UNCW) vs. John Banks (W&M) - 6-3, 3-3, DNF
No. 6 - Michael Reilly (UNCW) def. Ilja Orre (W&M) - 6-2, 6-3
Finishing Order: 2, 1, 6*

No. 1 - Cooprider/Blank (UNCW) def. Andersson/Juggins (W&M) - 8-2
No. 2 - Guthrie/Orre (W&M) vs. Reilly/Williams (UNCW) - 6-3, DNF
No. 3 - Mol/Pereira (UNCW) def. Banks/Pietrucha (W&M) - 8-1
Finishing: 3, 1*

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