NOTE: This is the third of a weekly summer series on athletics.covenant.edu highlighting some of the top athletic moments and accomplishments from the 2015-16 academic year. This is not a ranking, or even a full comprehensive list, because of the many great accomplishments Covenant athletic programs had during the year. We hope you enjoy a look back at the many triumphs of the Covenant Scots during the 2015-16 year. --- Andrew Mindeman, Sports Information Director.
Men's tennis sophomore Matthew Harvie accomplished historic feats for the program during the spring 2016 season. The sophomore from Grayson, Ga., followed up an outstanding freshman year with an even better campaign in year two.
Harvie was named the USA South Player of the Year after going 13-4 overall at the No. 1 singles spot, including a 9-1 record against USA South competition. Harvie became the second player in the program's history to be named a conference player of the year, joining his coach John Hirte who was the 2012 GSAC honoree. Additionally, the 13 wins are the second-most in a single-season in program history.
He also became the first Covenant player to earn an individual regional ranking in the NCAA era when he was rated No. 21 by the ITA in the March 31 poll. During the year, Harvie picked up a win over N.C. Wesleyan's Sebastian Sikh, a 2015 All-American, and was named USA South Player of the Week on Feb. 29.
In his first two years, Harvie is a two-time first team All-USA South honoree and is 22-9 at the No. 1 singles position.
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