LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The Covenant men's tennis team held on for a 6-3 victory over LaGrange at the Covenant Tennis Complex on Friday afternoon.
Trey Wood did not drop a game en route to a sweep over Daniel Assumpcao at six singles to clinch the match for the Scots and moments later Tyler Kelly defeated Trevor McLemore 6-3, 7-5 to complete the 6-3 win for the hosts.
Covenant (6-6, 6-2 USA South) got the first point of the match as Chris Morton and Logan Hull took the two doubles flight over Will Thompson and McLemore 8-2. LaGrange (5-3, 4-2 USA South) quickly evened the match at one point apiece at one doubles as John Mitchell Benton and Kyle Kelley took an 8-3 decision over Paxton Haggerty and Wood. The Scots took the final doubles match of the day 8-6 to give the hosts a 2-1 lead heading into singles play.
Singles play saw the Scots grind out wins to pick up their sixth win of the season.
Singles started with the Panthers knotting the match at two as Thompson defeated Hull 6-3, 6-4 at the one spot. Morton looked like he would lose in straight sets, dropping the first set 6-3 and falling behind 5-2 in the second set. The freshman did not quit, winning the next five games and took set two 7-5 before strolling to a 6-1 set three to take the match at three singles.
Luke won the first set 6-4 but Benton evened up the match with a 6-0 second set. Luke rebounded and won the match with a 6-1 third set and gave Covenant a 4-2 match lead. LaGrange cut the lead to one with a Kelley 6-2, 6-1 win over Cameron Cortman, but Wood took care of six singles to give the Scots victory just before Kelly took a 6-3, 7-5 sweep at the five slot.
The Scots take a quick step out of conference play and take on Sewanee on April 5th on Lookout Mountain. The match is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
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