Covenant Tennis Splits With Maryville To Conclude Regular Season

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Covenant men's tennis team swept Maryville, 9-0, on Friday afternoon from the Strang-Voges Tennis Complex on the campus of the McCallie School.

Covenant (9-8, 9-3 USA South) had a quick doubles sweep in reverse order to take a 3-0 match lead.

Sam Jordan and Tristian Smallwood got the match rolling with an 8-0 win at three doubles and Ben Luke and Tyler Kelly quickly followed suit at two. Trey Wood and Paxton Haggerty wrapped up doubles play with an 8-1 victory at the one slot.

Singles play was much the same as the hosts swept all the way, on through six, to finish the match.

Logan Hull got singles play started with a commanding 6-0, 6-0 victory over Austin Smith at one. Wood then was able to clinch the match at two singles 6-1, 6-0 in the regular season finale.

Chris Morton defeated Beau Branton 6-1, 6-3 at the three, and Cameron Cortman was victorious over Egan Spoltore 6-0, 6-0 at the four spot. Jordan had a 6-0, 6-1 win over Andre Matamoros at five singles and Smallwood wrapped up the match with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Caleb Underdown at the six slot.

Maryville ends the season 0-16 overall and 0-11 in USA South play.

Covenant will travel down to LaGrange, Ga. for the USA South conference tournament beginning on Friday. Opponent and match time will be announced later.

 The Covenant women's tennis team concluded their season with a 7-2 loss to Maryville on Friday afternoon from the Strang-Voges Tennis Complex on the campus of the McCallie School.

Covenant fell behind 2-1 after doubles play had ended.

Laney Beckwith and Justine Blick fell to Savannah Bain and Kayla Basilio 8-2 at three doubles. Esther Eddy and Margo Koby had a tough match at the one eventually dropping an 8-5 match to Anastasia Dunn and Kayla Zimmerman. Mariah Westra and Masha Lanska pulled out an 8-5 victory at the two spot over McKennah Francis and Carter Dickinson.

Eddy knotted things up at two with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep over Francis at one singles. Maryville (8-8, 5-3 USA South) then went on the win the next five matches to take the victory.

Koby fell to Zimmerman 6-3, 6-2 at the two. Lanska wrapped up her career as a Scot with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Dickinson at three.

Sara Blauw dropped set one 6-2 before eventually dropping the second set 6-4 at the six slot.

Blick won the first set of her match, 6-4, over Dunn before dropping the second set 6-3 to force a third set. Blick then dropped the third set 1-0 (10-7). Beckwith saw a hard match throughout. Beckwith fell in the first set 7-6 (5), but took set two quickly 6-1. In the third set, it was a hard-fought tiebreak that was taken by Bain 1-0 (10-8).

Covenant ends the year with a 6-13 record overall and 3-5 in USA South play.


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