Men's Tennis Opens Season With 6-3 Win Over Gadsden State

Michael O'Brien
Michael O'Brien

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- For the first time in three years, the Covenant men's tennis team claimed a season-opening victory as the Scots knocked off two-year school Gadsden State 6-3 on Saturday afternoon at the indoor courts at McCallie School in Chattanooga.

Covenant (1-0) won two of the three doubles matches and then four of the six in the singles round to earn the win.

Matthew Harvie teamed with Michael O'Brien at the No. 1 doubles spot and the duo took an 8-2 victory. At No. 3 doubles, Roy Anderson and Travis Hutchinson combined for an 8-6 win as Covenant took a 2-1 lead into singles matches.

Chris Cox would clinch the match for the Scots with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Kevin Triplett at No. 2 singles. Harvie collected a win at the No. 1 position 6-1, 6-2 over Dakota Harris and O'Brien earned a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3 over Matt Wade. John Granholm dropped the first set in his match at No. 4 before rallying for a 2-6, 6-3, 10-6 victory over Jordan Younghouse.

Gadsden would take singles matches at Nos. 5 and 6.

Covenant will be back on the court next Saturday when they travel to Birmingham, Alabama, to face Birminham Southern and Millsaps.

Be sure to follow the Scots all season long on and on social media at FacebookTwitter and Instagram for up-to-date scores, news and other information.