Mason men’s tennis edged conference foe James Madison, 4-3 at the RAC Tennis Courts on Tuesday afternoon to improve to 11-5. It was the first time the Patriots defeated the Dukes on the hard court since they split two matches during the 1997-98 season. Mason won 6-4 at the Virginia Tech Fall Invitational on September 20, 1997 and lost 5-2 in Harrisonburg on April 4, 1998.
The top two Mason doubles teams snagged the doubles point. The team of Taylor Sargent and Tanner Baine defeated Madison’s top team of Ryan Pool and Robert Stirling, 8-6. At No. 2 the Patriots duo of Scott Keaton and Jimmy Davis, won 8-5 against the Dukes Ramadier/Sentenac.
Mason and Madison split the six singles matches. After winning his doubles match with Baine, Taylor Sargent defeated Florent Sentenac at No. 5 singles, 6-3, 6-4. Aaron Capitel at No. 6 won his match after edging the Dukes Maxi Branth, 7-6(2) in the first set, and finished with a 6-2 second set. The only match to go three sets was at No. 2 singles. Madison’s Hugo Ramadier won the first set, 6-4, but Mason’s Jimmy Davis rebounded winning a tough second set, 7-6(5). Davis won the third set and the match, 6-4.
The Patriots travel to Richmond on Wednesday to take on the Spiders at 3:00 pm.
April 2, 2013
JMU 3 Mason 4
#1 Sargent/Baine def. Pool/Stirling, 8-6
#2 Davis/Keaton def. Ramadier/Sentenac, 8-5
#3 Bastien Russo/Vladimirsky def. Dyke/Chris Borden (Mason), 8-4
#1 Ryan Pool def. Jordan Dyke (Mason), 6-2, 6-0
#2 Jimmy Davis (Mason) def. Hugo Ramadier, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4
#3 Greg Vladirmirsky def. Tanner Baine (Mason), 6-0, 6-4
#4 Robert Stirling def. Scott Keaton (Mason), 6-4, 6-4
#5 Taylor Sargent (Mason) def. Florent Sentenac, 6-3, 6-4
#6 Aaron Capitel (Mason) def. Maxi Branth, 7-6(2), 6-2