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Birmingham Southern Knocks off Men's Tennis

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

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Covenant men's tennis team fell to regional power Birmingham Southern 8-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Racquet Club of Chattanooga.

Covenant drops to 0-3 on the year, while Birmingham Southern improves to 3-0.

Matthew Harvie collected the lone point for the Scots as he bested the Panthers' Alex Makarenko in three sets at the No. 1 singles position. Harvie dropped the first set 6-4, but rallied to win set two 7-6 (4) before taking the third 10-6.

Harvie and Chris Cox battled hard at the No. 1 double spot, but ultimately fell 9-8 (1) to Makarenko and Patrick Hire. 


Covenant opens USA South play on Friday, Feb. 19 at North Carolina Wesleyan. Matches start at 2 p.m. in Rocky Mount, N.C.


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