Men's Tennis Slides Past Roanoke, 5-4

Chris Cox (Andrew Mindeman/Sports Information)
Chris Cox (Andrew Mindeman/Sports Information)

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant men's tennis team dominated at the top of the lineup and that was good enough for the Scots to collect a sixth straight victory after a 5-4 win over Roanoke on Friday at the Covenant Tennis Complex.

It was the sixth straight win for Covenant (7-1), tying a program record set back in 2009. The victory also continues a program-best start to a season for the Scots.

The top two doubles teams had no problems taking victories for Covenant. Matthew Harvie and Chris Cox continued a strong run at the No. 1 spot with their 8-1 victory over Jose Alvarado and Grayson White. Logan Hull and Taylor Galloway were also 8-1 winners over Roanoke's Jack Fishwick and Jack Doriss at the second position. 

Roanoke (0-5) got a point in doubles play at No. 3 as Bill Goins and Neel Shah narrowly defeated Covenant's Trey Wood and Ben Tonkel, 8-6.

With Harvie sitting out in singles competition, players were bumped up a spot in the order. The move was no issue for Cox as he took down Alvarado 6-2, 6-1 at the top singles spot. Galloway defeated Goins 6-1 in the first set and led 4-3 in the second before Goins had to retire due to injury to give Galloway the win.

Roanoke would climb back into the match, however. The visiting Maroons got within 4-3 after White defeated Covenant's Paxton Haggerty in three sets at the No. 4 spot. Hull would clinch the match for Covenant as he went three sets with Fishwick before pulling out a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 victory at the No. 2 position.

UP NEXT

Covenant travels to Brevard on Saturday. The match has been moved indoors to the Asheville Racquet Club due to the threat of rain in the area. First serve is now set for 2 p.m.

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