Novak and Chandragiri Win Again; Men’s Tennis Falls to Hampden-Sydney

Novak and Chandragiri Win Again; Men’s Tennis Falls to Hampden-Sydney

ORLANDO – Borna Novak and Sahas Chandragiri both won for the second consecutive day, but the University of the Sciences men's tennis team fell to Hampden-Sydney, 6-3, in the second match of its spring break trip on Monday.

On the same day he was named Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Player of the Week, Novak dropped just three games at No. 2 singles to improve to a team-best 3-3 on the year.

Chandragiri also improved to 3-3, taking a much different path as it took three sets for him to defeat his third flight opponent. The sophomore took the first set, 6-3, and after a 2-6 loss in the second, he came back strong for a 6-3 third-set triumph.

Playing in his first No. 3 singles match of the season, Chandat Phan also won in three sets - via a super tiebreaker. There was not much separation between he and his opponent as after two close sets, 4-6, 7-5, the tiebreaker came down to the wire as well with the senior prevailing 10-8.

On the wrong side of a three-setter was Nathan Nguyen. He and his first flight opponent each took a set 6-4, leading to a super tiebreaker that finished 7-10 for the junior.

Nguyen also lost a tight doubles match, with Novak, at the first flight. The two dropped just their second decision of the season, 7-9, in the close fashion. 

University of the Sciences continues its trip on Thursday with a 7 p.m. match against Bentley.  




1. Matthew Moody (HSC) def. Nathan Nguyen (USCI_M) 4-6, 6-4, 10-7

2. Borna Novak (USCI_M) def. Michael Moody (HSC) 6-1, 6-2

3. Chandat Phan (USCI_M) def. William Driskill (HSC) 4-6, 7-5, 10-8

4. Sahas Chandragiri (USCI_M) def. Levy Young (HSC) 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

5. Clark Cummings (HSC) def. Rakesh Chamala (USCI_M) 6-2, 7-5

6. Grayson Burns (HSC) def. Bill Bentley (USCI_M) 6-3, 6-2


1. Matthew Moody/Michael Moody (HSC) def. Nathan Nguyen/Borna Novak (USCI_M) 9-7

2. William Driskill/Clark Cummings (HSC) def. Sahas Chandragiri/Chandat Phan (USCI_M) 8-4

3. Grayson Burns/Levy Young (HSC) def. Duncan Henderson/Evan Halperin (USCI_M) 8-3