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Saturday's college variety roundup: No. 14 W&M men's gymnasts place second in Navy meet

ODU wrestlers go 3-0 in CAA Duals

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12:12 AM EST, January 20, 2013

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The William and Mary men's gymnastics team, ranked 14th nationally, placed second in Saturday's Navy Open with a 409.4 score in Annapolis, Md.

No. 1 Penn State won at 440.9, while No. 12 Temple was third at 407.05.

W&M’s Landon Funiciello won the rings title and placed fourth on floor and parallel bars.

Wrestling:

Old Dominion went 3-0 at the CAA Duals in Fairfax, beating Boston University 23-6, Drexel 27-9 and Hofstra 19-12.

The Monarchs' Scott Festejo, Chris Mecate, Alexander Richardson and Jacob Henderson were a combined 11-0 for the day. Since ODU can't compete for the CAA tournament championship due to the Monarchs' impending move out of the conference, they set winning the CAA regular season as a goal. ...

Apprentice placed eighth in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s National Duals in Dalton, Ga., going 2-3 for the weekend— two wins Friday, three losses Saturday. Builders heavyweight Ian Jones won all five of his bouts. ...

No. 9 Virginia Tech, coming off its Virginia Duals championship in Hampton a week ago, beat North Carolina 32-9.

Women’s tennis:

Led by Diana Ivanova at the No. 1 position, Old Dominion opened its season with a 7-0 indoor home victory over Norfolk State, then posted a 6-1 triumph against Howard. ...

No. 3 Duke beat visiting William and Mary 7-0 indoors. The Tribe lost each singles match in straight sets, though the Tribe's Leeza Nemchinov took the Blue Devils' Ester Goldfeld, ranked 40th nationally, to 7-5, 6-4 at the third spot.

Men's tennis:

Virginia Tech, ranked 43rd nationally, beat Longwood 7-0 and the College of Charleston 6-1 on indoor courts in Blacksburg.

The Hokies' Andreas Bjerrehus and Amerigo Contini, who are ranked 29th and 53rd nationally in singles, respectively, and 15th as a doubles pair, swept all of their matches, though Contini wasn't in the singles lineup against the Lancers.

Women’s swimming:

W&M lost to 137-123 to Miami and 163-97 to Virginia Tech in Christiansburg.

Grafton High graduate Meaghan Holloway, one of the Hokies honored on Senior Day, placed third in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.03) and sixth in the 100 fly (57.70) among the three teams.

The Tribe's Caylyn Tate posted the day's best time in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10 minutes, 28.1 seconds) and beat the Hurricanes in the 500 free with a 5:09.53.

Men's swimming:

Also in Christiansburg, W&M (5-3) fell 160-97 to Virginia Tech (8-1-1), though the Tribe's Andrew Strait won two events. He won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:06.27, then came back to take the 400 individual medley in 4:04.36.