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Tigers Drop ODAC Championship Match to Washington and Lee

Clark Cummings
Clark Cummings

Washington and Lee defeated Hampden-Sydney Tennis 5-1 in the ODAC Championship match on Sunday. It was the Tigers first appearance in the championship since 2011.

THE BASICS

  • Final Score: Washington and Lee 5, Hampden-Sydney 1
  • Records: Hampden-Sydney 16-6, Washington and Lee 12-6
  • Location: Norfolk, VA – Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Generals entered the match 33-0 against ODAC teams in doubles competition this year and 70-2 over the last two seasons. Matthew Moody and Michael Moody won at #1 doubles in the regular season last year.
  • The Tigers lost at #1 and #2 doubles by respective scores of 8-4 and 8-3, but Clark Cummings and Grayson Burns picked up a 9-7 win at #3 doubles after leading 7-4, handing W&L their first and only loss against ODAC doubles teams this year.
  • The Generals opened up singles play with straight set wins at #2 and #3 to lead 4-1
  • Matthew Moody went to three sets against Harry Sheppard, the #5 player in the region, but ended up falling 6-2 in the third as Washington and Lee clinched the match.

UP NEXT

  • Hampden-Sydney concludes the season with 16 wins, the most wins for a Tiger team since before 1993.
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