Men's tennis can't get past Tigers

Luke Sablik hits a backhand shot.

Lynchburg, Va. -- The Lynchburg College men's tennis team suffered a 7-2 Old Dominion Athletic Conference loss to rival Hampden-Sydney Wednesday afternoon at home.

Freshman Luke Sablik (Vienna, Va.) and sophomore Zack Shane (Falls Church, Va.) won the points for Lynchburg in singles play. Sablik dispatched the Tigers' William Driskill at No. 2 in dominating 6-2, 6-3 fashion, while Shane fought back after dropping the first set at No. 5 to win 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 against H-SC's Levy Young.

H-SC swept through the doubles competition, though Shane and junior Nick Savino (Bristol, Conn.) nearly took the point at No. 2. The pair led early on only to fall, 9-8, dropping the tiebreaker, 7-5.

Sophomore Juan Borga (Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA) had a good showing at No. 1 singles, battling back from a first-set defeat to win the second, only to fall in the tiebreaker.

Lynchburg (5-9, 1-5 ODAC) remains home to finish the season with a five-match homestand, the next of which will come tomorrow, Thursday, April 19 versus Roanoke. First serve is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the LC Tennis Courts.