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Scots Tennis Dispatches Maryville 8-1

Chris Cox (photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information)
Chris Cox (photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information)

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant men's tennis team swept doubles and took five singles matches to defeat Maryville 8-1 in USA South action on Wednesday afternoon at the Covenant Tennis Complex.

The victory pushes the Scots to 7-6 overall and 4-2 inside the USA South. Maryville remains winless in league play at 0-5 and 2-5 on the year.

The Scots scored a pair of 8-4 wins in doubles play as Michael O'Brien and Dan Madden won at No. 2 while Roy Anderson and Travis Hutchinson won by the same margin at the No. 3 spot. Matthew Harvie and Chris Cox had little difficulty at the No. 1 position as they bested Maryville's duo of Daniel Silva and Koki Agata 8-1.

In singles play, O'Brien took a 6-0, 6-1 decision over Agata at No. 2 for the Scots' fourth point. John Granholm clinched the match with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3 over Gabriel Rodriguez. Connor Shimmel knocked off Dakota McMahan 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 5 spot.

Three third set super-tiebreaks followed and Covenant would take two of those. Cox defeated Silva 6-1, 5-7, 10-7 at the No. 1 spot and Anderson notched a 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 win at No. 4 over Braxton Lang. Maryville's lone point came at No. 6 as Nathan Hernandez fell 1-6, 6-3, 10-6 to Will Martalla.

Covenant will be back on the road on Friday when they travel to Montgomery, Ala., to face Huntingdon. Match time is set for 11 a.m.

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