|Mason Tennis Defeats Hofstra in First Round of CAAs|
The Patriots men's tennis team won its first-round match-up against 10th seeded Hofstra, 4-2 at the CAA Championships in Norfolk, Va. They will face #2 Georgia State in the quarterfinals Friday at 11:00 am at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center on the campus of Old Dominion University.
Mason battled past Hofstra, 4-2, for its first victory in the CAA championship since 1998. The Patriots took an early 1-0 lead with a dominating effort in doubles. The No. 2 tandem of Scott Keaton and Joe Wiggins earned an 8-3 win over Matt Gemmell and Antonio Pena and Mason’s No. 3 team of Jimmy Davis and Taylor Sargent rolled to an 8-1 victory over Jason Sinkoff and Ryhann Gill.
The Pride battled back with a pair of victories in singles. Mason’s Davis beat Ari Richman, 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 2 slot and the Patriots’ Wiggins topped Sinkoff 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6, but Hofstra got a 6-3, 6-4 win from Adrien Bailly over Keaton at No. 4 and a 6-4, 6-2 victory from Pena over Jordan Dyke at No. 1. Mason was able to close out the match at the No. 3 position as Jorge Osuna beat Gemmell, 6-3, 6-4.
#7 George Mason 4, #10 Hofstra 2
#1 Antonio Pena (HU) d. Jordan Dyke (Mason), 6-4, 6-2
#2 Jimmy Davis (Mason) d. Ari Richman (HU), 6-1, 6-3
#3 Jorge Osuna (Mason) d. Matt Gemmell (HU), 6-3, 6-4
#4 Adrien Bailly (HU) d. Scott Keaton (Mason), 6-3, 6-4
#5 Taylor Sargent (Mason) vs. Ryhann Gill (HU) – DNF, 2-6, 7-5, 2-1
#6 Joe Wiggins (Mason) d. Jason Sinkoff (HU), 6-2, 6-2
#1 Dyke/Chris Borden (Mason) vs. Bailly/Richman (HU) – DNF, 5-3
#2 Keaton/Wiggins (Mason) d. Gemmell/Pena (HU), 8-3
#3 Davis/Sargent (Mason) d. Sinkoff/Gill (HU), 8-1