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Women's Tennis Eliminated from USA South Tournament by Meredith

Jennie Spielman (left), Gracie Smith (right) (photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information
Jennie Spielman (left), Gracie Smith (right) (photo credit: Anna Dove/Sports Information

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -- For a second straight year, the Covenant women's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a loss to Meredith in the USA South tournament. The Lady Scots fell 7-2 to the Avenging Angels on Friday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the USA South tournament in Rocky Mount.

Covenant ends its season with a 12-7 overall record. The Lady Scots have compiled 28 wins over the last two years, the most in program history over a two-year stretch. Meredith (13-5) moves on to Saturday's semifinal against top-seeded North Carolina Wesleyan.

In a tightly contested doubles round, Meredith managed to take two of the three matches. Gracie Smith and Jennie Spielman tallied the lone victory for Covenant with an 8-4 win at the No. 3 spot. At No. 1, Gretchen Rowe and Claire Luger fell 8-6 while Annie DeLuca and Lindsay Geving dropped a 9-7 decision at the No. 2 spot.

In singles play, Geving accounted for the second Covenant point with a 6-2, 4-6, 11-9 victory over Jacqueline Benton at the No. 5 position. Smith also went three sets at No. 4 before falling 1-6, 6-2, 10-2 to Cailin Goff. 

At No. 1, Rowe dropped a 6-0, 6-3 decision to Catherine Bryant. Rowe finishes her collegiate career with 26 singles victories in dual matches, tied for second-most in program history. Smith also has 26 career singles wins through her first two years.

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