Covenant (4-6, 1-0 USA South) had not played since March 4, but took an early lead in doubles play and then eased past host Maryville (2-5, 0-3 USA South). The win marks the second time in the last three years that Covenant has won its league opener.
Fox and Hull helped Covenant grab a 3-0 lead in doubles play. The tandem took an 8-0 win at the No. 2 spot over Charles Russell and Mateus Coling. The No. 1 duo of Matthew Harvie and Chris Cox took an 8-1 win over Maryville's Daniel Silva and Marcos Herrero, while Connor Shimmel and Trey Wood were 8-2 winners at No. 3 over Wes Bloeme and Trevor Perry.
Hull moved up to the No. 1 singles spot in the lineup and picked up a 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 win over Herrero. Fox also moved up a couple of spots in the order and earned a straight set win over Russell at the No. 2 position.
Covenant will play a pair of home matches on Saturday. The Scots host LaGrange at 10:30 a.m., before playing Emory & Henry at 2:30 p.m. at the Covenant Tennis Complex.
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