The Mason men's tennis team opened Colonial Athletic Association play with a 5-2 setback to William and Mary in Williamsburg today. The Patriots drop to 3-2 while W&M improves 5-5.
The Tribe claimed the doubles point against Mason with victories at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. Anton Andersson and Aaron Chaffee gave W&M the early advantage with an 8-1 victory over Jimmy Davis and Scott Keaton at the top slot. Ben Hoogland and Adrian Vodislav clinched the initial point of the match at the No. 3 spot against Mason's Taylor Sargent and Taylor Baine.
Mason's two points came in two of the three singles matches that finished in the super tiebreaker. At No. 1 singles Jordan Dyke defeated Aaron Chaffee (2-6, 7-5, 10-5) At No. 6 Taylor Sargent won against the Tribe's Zach Braig (6-7, 6-3, 10-7). At the No. 3 spot Tribe senior Adrian Vodislav
took the opening set, 7-5, before Mason's Tanner Baine rallied to claim
the second, 6-3. Vodislav outlasted him, 10-8, in the super tiebreaker
The Patriots will host James Madison at 1 PM on Saturday, March 2 at the RAC Tennis Courts.
William and Mary 5, George Mason 2
No. 1 - Jordan Dyke (Mason) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 2-6, 7-5, 10-5
No. 2 - Anton Andersson (W&M) def. Jimmy Davis (Mason) - 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 - Adrian Vodislav (W&M) def. Tanner Baine (Mason) - 7-5, 3-6, 10-8
No. 4 - Ben Hoogland (W&M) def. Scott Keaton (Mason) - 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 - John Banks (W&M) def. Aaron Capitel (Mason) - 7-5, 6-2
No. 6 - Taylor Sargent (Mason) def. Zach Braig (W&M) - 6-7, 6-3, 10-7
No. 1 - Andersson/Chaffee (W&M) def. Davis/Keaton (Mason) - 8-1
No. 2 - Dyke/Borden (Mason) vs. Bank/Whiteford (W&M) - 6-1, abandoned
No. 3 - Hoogland/Vodislav (W&M) def. Sargent/Baine (Mason) - 8-4