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Men's Tennis Clinches USA South Tournament Berth With Win at Averett

Matthew Harvie (photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information)
Matthew Harvie (photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information)

DANVILLE, Va. -- The Covenant men's tennis team closed out the regular season with a 6-3 victory over Averett on Friday morning in Danville.

With the victory, Covenant clinches a spot in the USA South tournament for the first time. The tournament will take place next weekend in Rocky Mount, N.C. The Scots stand at 8-8 overall and 5-4 in conference play. The five conference wins sets a program record.

Covenant took all three doubles to grab a 3-0 lead heading into the singles round. No. 1 duo of Matthew Harvie and Chris Cox knocked off Averett's James Wright and Nicolas Quevedo 8-0, while Michael O'Brien and Dan Madden took an 8-6 win at No. 2. Covenant took a default win at No. 3.

Harvie had the match-clincher in singles at the No. 1 spot as he defeated Alexander Terentiev 6-3, 6-0. O'Brien went three sets with Quevedo before prevailing 7-5, 0-6, 10-4. With Averett playing just five players, Covenant took another default win at No. 6 singles.

Covenant will now await its seeding and opponent in the USA South tournament.

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.