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Men's Tennis Wins Twice on Saturday

(photo credit: Saundra Barker/Sports Information)
(photo credit: Saundra Barker/Sports Information)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Covenant men's tennis team got its record back to .500 with a pair of wins on Saturday against LaGrange and Emory & Henry at The McCallie School in Chattanooga. The Scots defeated LaGrange 8-1 in USA South action before taking down Emory & Henry 9-0 in the day's finale.

The home matches were moved away from Lookout Mountain to McCallie due to heavy rains overnight.

Covenant now stands at 6-6 overall and remains perfect inside the USA South with a 2-0 record.

Against LaGrange, Covenant took all three doubles matches as Matthew Harvie and Chris Cox took an 8-4 win at the No. 1 spot. Logan Hull and Micah Fox were also 8-4 winners at their No. 2 match, while Connor Shimmel and Trey Wood won 8-5 at No. 3.

In singles play, Harvie and Cox continued to play well at the top of the order as Harvie won 6-3, 6-3 at the top spot while Cox was a 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) winner at No. 2. Hull and Fox also picked up wins with Hull earning a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 win at the third flight and Fox taking a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 4. Ben Tonkel tallied a win at No. 6 with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Thatcher Alu.

In the Emory & Henry match, Covenant got contributions from up and down the order in the shutout victory. Harvie and Cox along with Shimmel and Wood took their second doubles victories of the day at the top two spots, while Trey Wetjen and Tonkel were 8-3 winners at No. 3.

In singles play, Cox moved up to the top spot and won 6-3, 6-4. Hull and Fox also moved up one spot as Hull won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2, while Fox was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 3. Tonkel was victorious 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4, and Wetjen earned a 6-4, 7-6 (1) win at No. 5. Tristian Smallwood rounded out the sweep with a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 6.


Covenant hosts Piedmont on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. on Lookout Mountain.


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