Bridgewater Tops Tennis 6-3

Lawrence Bowers

BRIDGEWATER, VA - Bridgewater College topped Hampden-Sydney Tennis 6-3 in Bridgewater, VA, on Thursday afternoon.

David Dodson (Roanoke, VA / Cave Spring) and Lawrence Bowers (New Bern, NC / Arendell Parrott Academy) earned an 8-5 victory at #2 doubles. Zack King (Henrico, VA / Mills Godwin) and Houghton Flanagan (Charlotte, NC / Myers Park) dropped an 8-2 match at #1 singles while Watt Mountcastle (Richmond, VA / Freeman) and Houston Wilson (Norfolk, VA / Norfolk Collegiate) fell 8-0 at #3.

Mountcastle lost 6-0 in his first set at the #4 spot, but rebounded for a convincing 6-1 second set win and took the tiebreaker 10-8. Bowers won his singles match convincingly, 6-2, 6-1. Bridgewater swept singles flights #1-3, surrendering no more than two games in any one set. The Eagles also took the #6 match 6-3, 6-1.

The Tigers host Ferrum on Monday at 3:30 pm for Senior Day. Prior to the match, the two seniors - Watt Mountcastle and Zachary Fox - will be honored for their contributions to the team.