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Women's Tennis Knocks Off Oglethorpe 5-4 for Fourth Straight Win

Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Covenant women's tennis team rallied from a 2-1 deficit after doubles matches to knock off non-conference foe Oglethorpe 5-4 on Thursday afternoon at Warner Park in Chattanooga.

The victory is the fourth straight for the Lady Scots as they improve to 6-3 overall on the season. Oglethorpe falls to 1-5 on the year.

Covenant won just one of the three doubles matches. Ellen Kirkpatrick and Molly Peele teamed up at the No. 3 spot to defeat Oglethorpe's Marcail McGranahan and Hailey Bowers 8-6, but the Lady Scots still trailed 2-1 heading into singles play.

Oglethorpe took both No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but Covenant took the the other four singles matches. Claire Luger knocked off Ingrid Wilcox 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, while Sarah Carter defeated McGranahan at No. 4 6-4, 6-1. Gracie Smith and Lindsay Geving each took 6-0, 6-1 victories at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively.

Covenant will return to action on Saturday against USA South foe LaGrange at 9:30 a.m. and Johnson University at 5:30 p.m. The matches are tentatively set to be played on the new on-campus courts.

Scores:

Doubles:
Jahaun Freeman-Clark/Katherine Walker (OU) def. Madeline Hyatt/Sarah Carter (CC) 8-1
Tricia Groover/Ingrid Wilcox (OU) def. Gretchen Rowe/Claire Luger (CC) 8-5
Ellen Kirkpatrick/Molly Peele (CC) def. Marcail McGranahan/Hailey Bowers (OU) 8-6

Singles:
Freeman-Clark (OU) def. Hyatt (CC) 6-4, 6-1
Walker (OU) def. Rowe (CC) 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
Luger (CC) def. Wilcox (OU) 6-3, 6-1
Carter (CC) def. McGranahan (OU) 6-4, 6-1
Gracie Smith (CC) def. Groover (OU) 6-0, 6-1
Lindsay Geving (CC) def. Emma Bernard (OU) 6-0, 6-1