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Women's Tennis Runs Win Streak to Four with Two Wins on Saturday

Gracie Smith (photo credit: Jack Lewis)
Gracie Smith (photo credit: Jack Lewis)

VIRGINIA -- The Covenant women's tennis team continued to play well in the early part of the season as they took two victories on Saturday at USA South member Ferrum followed by non-conference foe Lynchburg. The Lady Scots took a 9-0 decision over Ferrum and a 7-2 victory over Lynchburg.

The wins improve Covenant's overall record to 5-1 and a perfect 2-0 in USA South play.

In the day's first match at Ferrum, Covenant had little difficulty in taking care of the host Panthers. Annie DeLuca and Lindsay Geving earned a victory at the No. 1 doubles spot 8-1 while Gracie Smith and Jennie Spielman shutout their opponent 8-0 at No. 2.

For a second straight day, Covenant was given victories by forfeit as Ferrum had five available players resulting in two giveaway wins for the Lady Scots.

In the singles round, Gretchen Rowe earned a 6-4, 6-2 win over Rebecca Harbeck and Claire Luger defeated Ashley Foster 6-3, 6-2. DeLuca, Smith and Jessica Rowe all recorded shutouts in the singles wins.

In Saturday's second contest at Lynchburg, the Lady Scots faced a slightly stiffer foe in the host Hornets. Covenant took two of three doubles matches as the teams of Gretchen Rowe and Luger along with Smith and Geving cruised to victories to put Covenant ahead 2-1 heading into singles.

Luger earned a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles over Chloe Fisher and Smith took a 6-3, 6-0 win over Madison Karnes at the No. 3 spot. Geving and Spielman were also winners at No.s 4 and 5, respectively. Gretchen Rowe outlasted Lynchburg's Melissa Drinkard in a three sets 6-0, 2-6, 13-11 at the No. 1 spot.

Covenant will look to keep its winning streak alive next weekend when they host William Peace and Johnson on Saturday, March 14. The match vs. William Peace is set to start at 10 a.m., while the Johnson contest is set for 5:30 p.m.

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