Feb. 3, 2013
Site: Williamsburg, Va. (Williams Arena)
Score: No. 34 Northwestern 7, William and Mary 0
Records: NU (8-1), William and Mary (2-2)
Next NU Event: Friday, Feb. 8 -- vs. Vanderbilt (Combe Tennis Center), 3 p.m.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Northwestern's 34th-ranked men's tennis team improved to 8-1 on the season as it rolled to a 7-0 victory at William and Mary on Sunday.
The Wildcats surged out in front by taking the doubles points. Mihir Kumar and Alex Pasareanu teamed up for an 8-4 win at No. 2 before the No. 3 duo of Fedor Baev and Spencer Wolf posted an 8-5 victory.
Baev was the first to finish in singles and he notched a straight-sets win over Scott Huang at No. 6, 6-4, 6-4. Smith, ranked No. 108, also closed out his match in two sets as he took down Anton Andersson 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2.
The remainder of the Northwestern lineup had to work a bit harder as four Wildcats pulled out three-set wins. Balaji clinched the match for NU when he finished off Ben Hoogland at No. 3 for a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 win.
The 'Cats closed out the match by getting a 7-5, 6-7, 10-4 win by Chris Jackman over Adrian Vodislav at No. 5, a comeback 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory by Pasareanu over John Banks at No. 4 and a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 triumph by Wolf over Aaron Chaffee at No. 1.
Northwestern returns to action at 3 p.m. Friday as it hosts Vanderbilt at Combe Tennis Center.
#34 Northwestern 7, William and Mary 0
No. 1 - Spencer Wolf (NU) def. Aaron Chaffee (W&M) - 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
No. 2 - #108 Raleigh Smith (NU) def. Anton Andersson (W&M) - 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 - Sidarth Balaji (NU) def. Ben Hoogland (W&M) - 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
No. 4 - Alex Pasareanu (NU) def. John Banks (W&M) - 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 - Chris Jackman (NU) def. Adrian Vodislav (W&M) - 7-5, 6-7, 10-4
No. 6 - Fedor Baev (NU) def. Scott Huang (W&M) - 6-4, 6-4
Finishing Order: 6, 2, 3*, 5, 4, 1
No. 1 - Anton Andersson / Aaron Chaffee (W&M) vs. Sidarth Balaji
/ Raleigh Smith
(NU) - 7-6, abandoned
No. 2 - Mihir Kumar
/ Alex Pasareanu
(NU) def. John Banks / Adrian Vodislav (W&M) - 8-4
No. 3 - Fedor Baev
/ Spencer Wolf
(NU) def. Scott Huang / Ben Hoogland (W&M) - 8-5
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