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Eagles edge Randolph-Macon, 5-4

Freddie Roberts serves for the Eagles.

BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Bridgewater won two of the three doubles matches and then split the singles to edge Randolph-Macon 5-4 in ODAC men's tennis play Saturday afternoon at Mapp Courts.

The final result hinged on the outcome of the final match on the courts where Bridgewater's Sonet Gandhi and Randolph-Macon's Shane Berry battled for the three sets. Gandhi took the first set 6-3, but Berry evened the match with a 6-4 win in the second set. Gandhi prevailed in the third set 6-3 to clinch the victory for the Eagles.

Randolph-Macon got on the board first as Alex Hein and Eric Moulton took the win at No. 3 doubles, defeating Nicholas Kiser and Robert Wiliard 8-1. Freddie Roberts and Gandhi evened the score for the Eagles with an 8-5 victory over Jacob Haines and Berry at No. 2 doubles. Bridgewater took a 2-1 lead when Canon Secord and Matthew Gordon held off Grant Sarver and Ryan Aud 8-5 at the No. 1 doubles slot.

Secord was first off the court in singles with a straight set 6-3, 6-1 win over Sarver at No. 1. Roberts gave the Eagles a 4-1 lead with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Hein at the No. 3 slot.
 
Randolph-Macon rallied with three straight wins to tie the team score at 4-4. Haines stopped Gordon at No. 2 singles 7-5, 6-3 and Aud downed Kiser 6-1, 6-2 to add a point at No. 5. Moulton evened the match with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6 over Bridgewater's Tyler Kolaskie, setting the stage for Gandhi's win at No. 4.