ROME, Ga. -- The Covenant men's tennis team concluded its fall season over the weekend at the ITA South Regional, hosted by Berry College, in Rome, Ga.
Covenant posted eight wins on the singles side, while the Scots tallied six wins in the doubles draws.
Tyler Kelly collected three wins in singles play as he advanced to the semifinals of his draw. Kelly defeated Kyle Graves of Piedmont in three sets, 7-5, 0-6, 1-0(4), in the first round before taking down Centre's Josh Joiner, 6-2, 6-3, in the round of 16. Kelly took another three-set victory in the quarterfinals as he outlasted Ted Hall of Rhodes, 2-6, 6-1, 1-0(5), but would fall to Oglethorpe's Connor Sisson in the semifinals, 6-0, 6-2.
Chris Morton registered a pair of wins in the same draw as Kelly. Morton took down Matthew Souriya of Guilford, 6-0, 6-1, and then defeated Piedmont's Roman Webb, 6-4, 6-2. He then fell in a three-set thriller to Centre's Newcomb Maddux, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0(9).
In the doubles portion of the tournament, Covenant took a pair of titles in consolation draws. The tandem of Gill Dunn and Ben Luke took down teammates Kelly and Morton in their consolation draw by an 8-2 score. Dunn and Luke combined for a pair of wins in the event.
Jarred Jones and Smallwood won two matches and took their consolation bracket title. The pair defeated Kai Glass and Tim Thompson of Guilford in extra points, 8-7(5), and won two matches in the tournament.
Covenant will open the spring season in February. The Scots open the regular season with a match agaisnt Centre on Feb. 15 in Danville, Ky.
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