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Hampden-Sydney Falls To NCAA Division I Norfolk State 6-1

Andrew Donelson
Andrew Donelson

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Sophomore Andrew Donelson/McLean earned a win at No. 6 singles, but Hampden-Sydney College dropped a 6-1 non-conference tennis decision to NCAA Division I Norfolk State University on Saturday night at Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach.  Donelson won by scores of 6-1, 6-4 for the Tigers (0-2).

Norfolk State earned the point in doubles with wins in all three matches.  Juniors Matthew Moody/Raleigh, N.C. and Michael Moody/Raleigh, N.C. fell at No. 1, 6-8.  Junior Grayson Burns/Waynesboro and sophomore William Driskill/Middleburg fell at No. 2, 7-9.  Donelson and freshman Tyler Brice/Rocky Mount, N.C. fell at No. 3, 3-8.

In singles, Matthew Moody fell at No. 1 by scores of 3-6, 2-6.  Michael Moody fell at No. 2 by scores of 2-6, 0-6.  Burns fell at No. 3 by scores of 0-6, 0-6.  Driskill fell at No. 4 by scores of 4-6, 1-6.  Brice fell at No. 5 by scores of 0-6, 1-6.

H-SC is idle until opening Old Dominion Athletic Conference competition on the road at Ferrum College on Thursday, February 28, at 3 p.m. in Ferrum.  The Tigers are scheduled to host an Alumni event on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Westwood Country Club in Richmond.