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Men's Tennis Blanks Hampden-Sydney, 9-0

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. - The Bridgewater Eagles men's tennis team ended a more than 10-year skid against the Hampden-Sydney Tigers in a big way on Thursday afternoon by blanking the host Tigers by a 9-0 tally on the road.

Bridgewater got things started with an 8-3 victory in top flight doubles action as the duo of Brandon Larsen and Evan Stack were easy winners.

At number two doubles, the tandem of Peter Hawkins and Christian Lynn earned a hard-fought 8-6 victory before the team of Mike Cable and Brent Floyd picked up an 8-3 victory at number three to hand the Eagles a commanding 3-0 heading to singles.

Hawkins got the Eagles to within a match of the victory with a 6-2, 6-1 win in top flight singles while Larsen gave Bridgewater the match victory with a 6-0, 6-3 triumph at number two.

Stack kept things rolling with a 6-2, 6-3 win at number three before Floyd was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at number four.

At number five, Lynn was victorious in the first set by a 6-3 score before being pushed to the tiebreaker in the second set before eventually prevailing by a 7-1 tally in the tiebreak.

Sophomore Sam Churchill claimed an easy 6-1, 6-1 win at number six to round out the shutout win for the Eagles.

Bridgewater has now won three matches in a row heading into the brief Easter Break.

The Eagles are back in action on Wednesday when they tangle with Roanoke. Start time is set for 4 p.m.