Guilford Takes 5-4 Men's Tennis Win at Hampden-Sydney

Jon-Anthony Thomas '20 (Katy Holt '19 photo)
Jon-Anthony Thomas '20 (Katy Holt '19 photo)

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. – Rookie Jon Anthony-Thomas pulled out a 6-2, 7-5, win over Hampden-Sydney College's Clark Cummings at fourth singles to clinch Guilford College's 5-4 Old Dominion Athletic Conference win Saturday.

The Quakers (6-3, 4-1 ODAC) captured two of three doubles points in their fourth straight win. Guilford's Chasen Chacon and Graham Pearson took down Cummings and Harrison Stone, 8-4, at second doubles. The Quakers' Levi Bruff and Aaron Smedley knocked off Grayson Burns and Levy Young by the same score at third doubles.

Bruff took ill and was replaced at fifth singles by Mason Church, who fell to Young, 6-2, 6-2, one of three Tigers' singles wins. Guilford's Pearson moved into the singles' lineup for the first time in two weeks and picked up a key 6-2, 6-0 win over the Tigers' Andrew Loving.

Hampden-Sydney twins Matthew Moody and Michael Moody earned straight-set first- and second-singles wins. Guilford's Smedley shut out Trent Singleton at third singles, 6-0, 6-0, setting up the decisive fourth-singles' contest where Thomas prevailed.

Coach Dave McCain's Quakers host 33rd-ranked Washington and Lee University Sunday (3/26) at 1:00 p.m. in an ODAC match on the McMichael Centennial Class Courts.