GADSDEN, Ala. -- The Covenant men's tennis team opened the 2015-16 season with a 5-4 loss at Gadsden State on Saturday morning in Alabama.
The contest was the only dual match scheduled for the fall portion of the year. Covenant is set to open the spring on Feb. 6 at Chattanooga.
Matthew Harvie and Chris Cox combined for three of Covenant's points. The duo played at No. 1 doubles and defeated Matt Wade and Paul Taylor of Gadsden State 8-1. In singles play, Harvie bested Wade 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 1 position, while Cox was a 6-3, 6-2 winner at the No. 2 spot over Kevin Triplett.
Freshman Luke Bynum accounted the fourth Covenant point as he defeated Jacob McAllister 7-5, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Bynum and Dan Madden fell 8-6 at No. 2 doubles, while John Granholm fell 7-5, 6-1 to Kyle Cavender at No. 4 singles.
The men's team will compete in the ITA Regionals starting on Friday, Sept. 25. The event will be held in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
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