ROANOKE, VA - The H-SC tennis team opened up their season against ODAC foe Emory & Henry College and lost 5-4 at Hollins University.
E&H took the top three singles flights while H-SC took the bottom three. Kevin Calhoun (Richmond, VA/Mills Godwin) took the first set at #1 singles over Matt Nelson by a score of 6-2, but Nelson would take the second set 6-3 to set up the tiebreaking third set. Nelson would breeze to a 6-1 third set victory to take the match. Chip Wintringham took a convincing 6-1, 6-0 win over Zach King (Henrico, VA/Mills Godwin) at #2 singles. Ian Sammler (Petersburg, VA/Prince George) got things started off well at the #3 flight with a 6-3 first set win, but Adam Henderson reversed course and won sets two and three 6-1, 6-0.
Ryan Davis (Roanoke, VA/Cave Spring), competing at #4, defeated Mike Young 6-4, 6-2. Franklin Bowers () earned a three set victory after losing the first set 6-3. He rebounded to take set two 6-4 then finished off Webster Gilley with a 6-3 win in the third set. Houghton Flanagan (Charlotte, NC/Myers Park) swept Zach Eccher 6-4, 6-4.
E&H secured the win by taking two of three doubles matches. The team of Nelson and Henderson earned a hard fought #1 match against Calhoun and Sammler by a score of 8-6. Wintringham and Mike Young took an 8-4 victory at the #2 flight against Barrett Polan (Greenwich, CT/Greenwich) and King. Davis and Bowers got the win at #3 doubles over Gilley and Eccher by a score of 8-5.
The Tigers return to the court on Thursday, March 1, as they travel to Randolph College for a 3:30 pm tilt.
Emory & Henry 5, Hampden-Sydney 4
Feb 27, 2012 at Roanoke, Va. (Batten Tennis Center)
1. Matt Nelson (EHCM) def. Kevin Calhoun (HSC) 2-6, 6-3, 6-1
2. Chip Wintringham (EHCM) def. Zack King (HSC) 6-1, 6-0
3. Adam Henderson (EHCM) def. Ian Sammler (HSC) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
4. Ryan Davis (HSC) def. Mike Young (EHCM) 6-4, 6-2
5. Franklin Bowers (HSC) def. Webster Gilley (EHCM) 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
6. Houghton Flanagan (HSC) def. Zach Eccher (EHCM) 6-4, 6-4
1. Matt Nelson/Adam Henderson (EHCM) def. Kevin Calhoun/Ian Sammler (HSC) 8-6
2. Chip Wintringham/Mike Young (EHCM) def. Barrett Polan/Zack King (HSC) 8-4
3. Ryan Davis/Franklin Bowers (HSC) def. Webster Gilley/Zach Eccher (EHCM) 8-5
Hampden-Sydney 0-1, 0-1 ODAC; Regional ranking #15
Emory & Henry 2-2, 1-0 ODAC