LEXINGTON, VA - The Hampden-Sydney tennis team advanced to the ODAC Championship match for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday with a 5-0 win over Bridgewater College at Washington & Lee. The Tigers will square off against Washington & Lee in the title game, also for the fourth consecutive season, at 2 pm on Saturday with W&L having won 2-of-3.
Hampden-Sydney breezed to three wins in doubles play. Rich Pugh (Augusta, GA/Lakeside) and Tal Covington (Gainesville, VA/Flint Hill) got back on track at the #1 flight with an 8-3 win. Shad Harrell (Richmond, VA/Mills Godwin) and Kevin Calhoun (Richmond, VA/Mills Godwin) won 8-3 at the #2 spot while Zack Pack (Keysville, VA/Randlph-Henry) and Ian Sammler (Prince George, VA/Prince George)took care of the third flight with an 8-2 decision.
Harrell and Calhoun recorded the two needed singles victories to win the match. Harrell took a 6-3, 6-4 win at the #2 flight while Calhoun earned a 6-3, 6-3 victory at the #3 spot. Pugh's #1 match went in to an epic tiebreaker in the first set, 6-7 (10-12), marking his first set loss against an ODAC opponent this season, however, if will not be counted in his official statistics due to the match being unfinished.
Hampden-Sydney 5, Bridgewater College 0
Apr 22, 2011 at Lexington, Va. (Duchossois Tennis Center)
|1. Rich Pugh (HSC) vs. Peter Hawkins (BCMT) 6-7 (10-12), 1-2, unfinished|
|2. Shad Harrell (HSC) def. Brad DeWitt (BCMT) 6-3, 6-4|
|3. Kevin Calhoun (HSC) def. Brent Floyd (BCMT) 6-3, 6-3|
|4. Tal Covington (HSC) vs. Teddy Callow (BCMT) 7-5, 4-6, 0-0, unfinished|
|5. Zack Pack (HSC) vs. Tim Gower (BCMT) 1-0, unfinished|
|6. Matthew Chaulkin (BCMT) vs. Ian Sammler (HSC) no result|
|1. Tal Covington/Rich Pugh (HSC) def. Teddy Callow/Brad DeWitt (BCMT) 8-3|
|2. Shad Harrell/Kevin Calhoun (HSC) def. Brent Floyd/Peter Hawkins (BCMT) 8-3|
|3. Zack Pack/Ian Sammler (HSC) def. Tim Gower/Matthew Chaulkin (BCMT) 8-2|
|Bridgewater College 14-7|
|Semifinals of the ODAC Tournament. Hampden-Sydney will take on W&L in the ODAC|
|finals on Saturday.