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Four Tennis Tigers Earn VaSID All-State

Matthew Moody
Matthew Moody

FREDERICKSBURG, VA-The Hampden-Sydney tennis team posted four individuals on All-State teams as announced today by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Sophomore Matthew Moody (Raleigh, NC/Millbrook) earned First Team honors at singles, while he joined brother Michael Moody (Raleigh, NC/Millbrook) on the First Team doubles list. Sophomores Grayson Burns (Waynesboro, VA/Waynesboro) and Clark Cummings (Norfolk, VA/Norfolk Academy) were named to both the Second Team as individuals as well as together in doubles.

Matthew Moody posted a 15-5 mark in dual matches while going 8-2 in ODAC competition. He has won nine of his last 11 matches that were played to completion. Four of his five losses came to either a Division I, Division II, or a #5 regionally ranked DIII player. 

With his brother, the Moody Twins form one of the best doubles teams in the region. The duo has gone 20-2 in dual matches with a 9-1 mark in ODAC play. They went 3-0 against the other All-ODAC #1 pairings and have posted a 36-4 overall record and a 19-1 ODAC record in dual matches over their two-year career.

Burns and Cummings teamed up for the last eight matches of the season, going 7-1 together. Overall, Burns was 12-6 at #3 doubles while Cummings was 8-5 at #2 and 7-1 at #3 for a 15-6 mark. They handed Washington and Lee their only doubles loss of the season vs. an ODAC opponent in the ODAC Championship match and they twice defeated the second-team pair in Juan Borga and Colton Mullins of Lynchburg. Individually, the duo boasted the two best overall singles records in the league entering the ODAC Tournament with Cummings going 19-2 and Burns 15-2.

Washington & Lee's Harry Shepherd was named the Player of the Year, while Mary Washington's Cole Tecce and Todd Helbling were named the Rookie and Coach of the Year, respectively. 

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