Men’s Tennis: First road trip of season successful, Tribe defeats Ivy League opponents 0-2

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William and Mary (6-1) defeated Brown (8-3) Sunday with a score of 4-2 to go 2-0 against Ivy league opponents on the weekend after beating Yale two days before. 

The driving force was once again stellar doubles play, with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 moving the College to 17-2 on the year in dual match doubles action. The top Tribe combo of senior Brenden Volk and freshman George Davis got the match started with a 6-2 win, while on the other court sophomore Joseph Brailovsky and junior Chen Ruo won 6-3 to claim the doubles point for the College. 

After a Bear victory at No. 2 singles spot, Brailovsky followed up his doubles performance with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles to improve to 13-6 on the year and 6-1 at the top spot. Brown pulled back after this, tying the match for the second time with a win at the No. 3 slot. 

The Tribe regained momentum though, notching victories at the No. 4 and No. 5 slots to pull away and clinch the win. Volk pulled through in the fourth spot, overcoming a tough second set to win 6-3, 1-6, 6-3, and Davis earned the point at No. 5 in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3.  

The win improved Volk to 9-8 overall on the season and kept him undefeated (3-0) in the fourth spot. Davis’s victory moved him up to 6-1 in dual-match competition. 

The Tribe will return to action next Sunday at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center when it takes on Elon at 1 p.m.