Cougars narrowly top Tigers

Published 9:43 am Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Hampden-Sydney College tennis team’s match against visiting Averett University went down to the wire Tuesday, but the Cougars nabbed the 5-4 win in non-conference action.

Matthew Moody and Michael Moody picked up an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles for the Tigers. Averett claimed the upper hand in the other two doubles matches, 8-6 and 9-7, to go into singles action ahead 2-1.

Clark Cummings and Matthew Moody won their singles matches at No. 4 and No. 1, respectively, with scores of 6-3, 6-0 and 6-2, 6-3, giving the Tigers a 3-2 edge.

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The Cougars won the No. 5 flight to tie, followed by a victory at No. 2 to go ahead 4-3. They then clinched the match at No. 3 — 6-1, 3-6, 7-5.

Grayson Burns rounded out the match with a 6-7 (2-7), 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles.

The Tigers (4-2) hosted Virginia State University on Thursday, and they will visit Roanoke College on Saturday at 1 p.m.