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Hampden-Sydney Tennis Defeats Lynchburg 8-1

Grayson Burns
Grayson Burns

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College took two of three doubles matches, and swept all six singles matches, for an 8-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) men's tennis home win past the University of Lynchburg on Sunday at the H-SC Tennis Courts.  The host Tigers improved to 5-8 overall, remaining unbeaten at 4-0 in the ODAC, while the visiting Hornets dropped to 4-5 overall, 1-2 in the ODAC.

"I give a lot of credit to our guys for finishing the right way," said first-year head coach Byron Balkin.  "I think the match was a very challenging 8-1 win.  We need to keep learning what it takes to compete in the moment, not only as individuals, but as a team to reach the next level.  Lots of great tennis ahead for us."

In doubles, junior brothers Matthew Moody/Raleigh, N.C.and Michael Moody/Raleigh, N.C.won at No. 1, 8-0.  Junior Grayson Burns/Waynesboroand sophomore William Driskill/Middleburgwon at No. 2, 8-7 (2). Junior Clark Cummings/Norfolkand freshman Tyler Brice/Rocky Mount, N.C. fell at No. 3, 6-8.

In singles, Matthew Moody won at No. 1 by scores of 6-0, 6-1.  Michael Moody won at No. 2 by scores of 6-1, 6-2.  Driskill won at No. 3 by scores of 6-2, 6-0.  Burns won at No. 4 by scores of 6-3, 6-4.  Brice won at No. 5 by scores of 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (8).  Cummings won at No. 6 by scores of 6-1, 7-5.

H-SC, winners of two-straight matches and three of four overall, is scheduled to host ODAC opponent Washington and Lee University on Saturday, March 30, beginning at 2 p.m. at the H-SC Tennis Courts.