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Murphy gets 100th baseball victory; Powers selected CAA Pitcher of Week

William and Mary (13-10, 1-2 Colonial Athletic Association) won 10-9 at UNC Wilmington to gain one victory in the three-game series.

It was Brian Murphy's 100th victory as the Tribe's head coach. Ryder Miconi and Kyle Wrighte paced the Tribe's 13-hit attack with a home run each.

Sophomore Zach Pearson notched a 3-for-3 effort to go along with a run and an RBI. Senior Charles Ameer had two hits, while juniors Ryan Hall and Cullen Large drove in a pair of runs.

W&M held leads of 7-2 and 10-4 but yielded a five-run seventh as UNCW pulled within a run. But Daniel Powers came on to earn his first career save to help him earn CAA Pitcher of the Week honors.

The senior right-hander gave up four hits over seven shutout innings and struck out a career-high 11 in the Tribe's 7-0 victory over VMI last Wednesday.

He recorded the final two outs Sunday, including a game-ending strikeout.

Men's gymnastics

Senior Rob Meyer highlighted the performances by William and Mary gymnasts during the individual event finals at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships in Everett, Wash., claiming the parallel bars title for the second consecutive season.

Meyer's title was one of eight USAG Collegiate All-America honors earned by five Tribe standouts Saturday.

Meyer repeated as champion with one of the best performances of his career in the event (14.3), as he was just 0.5 shy of matching his career high. The Maryville, Tenn., native also placed third on pommel horse (13.15) and tied for fourth on rings (13.45) to garner All-America distinction in both events.

A day after earning All-America accolades in all-around, senior Aria Sabbagh added two more national honors Saturday by placing second on high bar (13.2) and sixth on parallel bars (12.8).

W&M's other three individual event qualifiers also achieved All-America status, as sophomore Peter Makey (rings, tied for fourth, 13.45), freshman Tim O'Neill (vault, fifth, 14.05) and sophomore David Allen (high bar, fifth, 12.7) all finished among the top six.

Women's tennis

One day after dropping a 4-3 decision at Brown, No. 41 William and Mary responded with a 4-3 victory at Harvard (12-6), which had won eight matches in a row and 12 of its last 13.

Junior Ekaterina Stepanova posted a three-set win at the top singles position to secure the victory for the Tribe (8-9). W&M opened the match by winning the doubles point and added singles wins from freshmen Natalia Perry and Rosie Cheng.

Men's tennis

Host William and Mary (8-8) shut out Howard 7-0, getting singles wins from Aidan Talcott, Christian Cargill, Damon Niquet, Tristan Bautil, Ryan Newman and Michael Ruamthong on lines 1-6.

Niquet is 11-2 in dual matches this season. The Bison have lost 10 matches in a row.

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