ORLANDO, Fla. – The University of Scranton men's tennis team suffered an 8-1 setback to Hampden-Sydney on Friday in the Royals' final match of its spring break trip to the Sunshine State. The Tigers lifted their record to 2-5 on the season with the win while dropping Scranton to 3-4 on the year.
Senior Brian Harkins (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield) gave the Royals their lone point of the match with a 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 10-3 win at no. 4 singles.
The win was the 46th singles victory for Harkins in his career at Scranton moving him into sole possession of fourth place on the Royals' all-time singles wins list.
Hampden-Sydney swept doubles play by scores of 8-7 (7-2), 8-3, and 8-4 to take a 3-0 advantage into singles competition.
The Tigers pulled away for the victory by winning five of the six singles matchups.
Scranton will visit Pratt next Sunday for a non-conference match starting at 12 p.m. in Brooklyn, N.Y.