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Men's Tennis Blanked by North Carolina Wesleyan

Matthew Harvie (foreground), Chris Cox (background) (photo credit: Jack Lewis)
Matthew Harvie (foreground), Chris Cox (background) (photo credit: Jack Lewis)

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant men's tennis team had an upset over one USA South power on Friday, but could not make it two in a row on Saturday as the Scots fell to North Carolina Wesleyan 9-0 at the Covenant Tennis Complex.

Covenant drops to 6-5 overall and 3-2 in the USA South. N.C. Wesleyan goes to 7-4 on the year and remains perfect at 5-0 inside the conference.

N.C. Wesleyan took control of the match with wins at all three doubles positions. Chris Cox went three sets in singles play but fell 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 at No. 2 to Fernano Nardelli. Matthew Harvie hung tough at the No. 1 position but was defeated 6-2, 6-4 by Pabio Pereira.

Covenant will try to get back on the winning track on Monday when it travels to face Birmingham Southern. The twice-postponed match is slated to start at 5 p.m. EDT.

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