FAIRFAX, Va., April 13, 2011 - James Madison swept doubles and took five of six in singles play to defeat George Mason 6-1 in a Colonial Athletic Association men's tennis match on Wednesday afternoon at the George Mason Tennis Courts.
The Dukes won for the sixth straight time to improve their record to 12-5 and 2-2 in CAA play, while Mason dropped to 10-10 overall and 2-3 in league play.
Four players went 2-0 on the afternoon, as sophomores Ryan Pool (Melbourne, Australia/Braemar (Chattanooga), Florent Sentenac (Borderes, France/Lycee Theophile Gautier (Auburn Montgomery)), Greg Vladimirsky (Coral Springs, Fla./Broward Virtual) and senior Yaroslav Voznenko (Kherson, Ukraine/Kherson Technical) each picked up wins in both singles and doubles.
JMU opened the match with a doubles sweep to grab the early 1-0 advantage. Vladimirsky and junior Bertrand Moulin (Lyon, France/Aux Lazaristes Minimes (Wayne State)) cruised to an 8-2 win against Jordan Borsanyi and Jorge Osuna at No. 1. Senior Matt King (Lorton, Va./Robinson (Old Dominion)) and Pool sealed the doubles point with an 8-3 victory at No. 2 over Chris Borden and Kevin McMillen.
Sentenac and Voznenko completed the sweep at No. 3 by taking an 8-5 decision from Steven Hyre and Taylor Sargent.
JMU won the first three singles matches to secure the team win and ended up taking five of six to wrap up the match.
Pool doubled the lead to 2-0 when he defeated Borden, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4 singles. Vladimirsky upped the team lead to 3-0 after his 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 against Osuna, and Sentenac won the decisive fourth point with a 6-4, 6-2 victory versus Sargent at No. 3.
Mason got on the board at No. 2 with a win by McMillen after Moulin retired due to illness. McMillen won by a score of 6-3, 1-1, retire to trim the JMU lead to 4-1.
Voznenko took a straight-set win from Hyre, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6 and junior Jovan Milic (Belgrade, Serbia/Belgrade Sports School) closed out the match with a come-from-behind victory against Borsanyi at No. 5. Milic took the match 6-7(3), 6-0, 10-0.
JMU returns to action Saturday when visiting 45th-ranked VCU in Richmond, Va., at 11 a.m., but due to a possibility of inclement weather, the match may be moved to Friday.