March 23, 2009

TENNIS TIGERS FALL TO AVERETT 5-4

DANVILLE, VA (March 23, 2009)–Hampden-Sydney had another tough road match as they travelled to Danville, VA to face the Cougars of Averett University. William Moss (Fredericksburg, VA/Fredericksburg) continued to show his dominance as he defeated Juuso Tapanainen in the no. 1 spot.

Hampden-Sydney also saw quality wins from Zack Pack (Keysville, VA/Randolph-Henry) and Phillip Parrish (Richmond, VA/Douglas Freeman). Pack won his first set 6-4, but fell in the second by the same score. In the third set he came to play cruising to a 6-2 win.

The Tigers also won a doubles match with Shad Harrell (Richmond, VA/Mills Godwin) and Kevin Calhoun (Richmond, VA/Mills Godwin) teaming up to win 8-3.

With the loss, Hampden-Sydney falls to 4-4 overall and remain 3-1 in the ODAC.

The Tigers return to action on Wednesday, March 25 as the Tigers host Roanoke College at 3:30 pm.

Singles
1. William Moss (H-S) def. Juuso Tapanainen (AU): 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
2. Dean Loock (AU) def. Rich Pugh (H-S): 6-4, 6-0
3. Xavier Ruiz (AU) def. Shad Harrell (H-S): 6-2, 6-3
4. Marcello Diaz (AU) def. Kevin Calhoun (H-S): 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
5. Zack Pack (H-S) def. Joonas Jalkanen (AU): 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
6. Phillip Parrish (H-S) def. Samuel Waheeb (AU): 6-2, 6-3

Doubles
1. Tapanainen/Loock (AU) def. Moss/Pugh (H-S): 8-4
2. Harrell/Calhoun (H-S) def. Ruiz/Diaz (AU): 8-3
3. Jalkanen/Waheeb (AU) def. Pack/Covington (H-S): 8-3