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TENNIS TIGERS OVERCOME WASPS 6-3

LYNCHBURG, VA (April 5, 2009)–Hampden-Sydney had a hard fought victory on Sunday as they defeated Emory & Henry 6-3 at a neutral site in Lynchburg, VA. The Tigers were without their usual no. 2 player Rich Pugh (Augusta, GA/Lakeside), but managed without him.

The Tigers saw great wins in singles from their three through six spots, but William Moss (Fredericksburg, VA/Fredericksburg) took his first loss of the season. Moss defeated Ben Blevins in the first set 6-0, but fell in the second 5-1 and was unable to play a third set. Moss did, however, pair with Philip Parrish (Richmond, VA/Douglas Freeman) to get a quality doubles win.

Parrish also had a convincing 6-1, 6-0 victory in singles play.

With the win the Tigers improve to 7-4 on the year and 5-1 in the ODAC.

The Tigers return home on Wednesday, April 8 as they host Roanoke College at 3:30 pm.

Singles
1. Ben Blevins (E&H) def. Will Moss (HSC): 0-6, 5-1, retired
2. Chip Wintringham (E&H) def. Shad Harrell (HSC): 6-2, 7-5
3. Kevin Calhoun (HSC) def. Kelly McCall (E&H): 6-0, 6-1
4. Zack Pack (HSC) def. Michael Rogers (E&H): 6-3, 6-4
5. Phil Parrish (HSC) def. Hunter Romano (E&H): 6-1, 6-0
6. Tal Covington (HSC) def. Brian Butler (E&H): 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
1. Blevins/Wintringham (E&H) def. Harrell/Calhoun (HSC) 8-6
2. Moss/Parrish (HSC) def. Rogers/Romano (E&H) 8-2
3. Pack/Covington (HSC) def. McCall/Butler (E&H) 8-1