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Luger, Smith Honored and Lead Women's Tennis over Salem

Photo credit: Saundra Barker/Sports Information
Photo credit: Saundra Barker/Sports Information

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- Covenant women's tennis seniors Claire Luger and Gracie Smith were honored before the match and then the Lady Scots routed USA South foe Salem by a 9-0 score on Saturday afternoon at the Covenant Tennis Complex.

Luger and Smith are two of the most decorated four-year players in program history. The duo ranks one and two in the program's all-time career singles victories leaderboard with Smith at 49 and Luger at 34. The players have also played as doubles partners and each has 47 career doubles wins, also a program record.

Covenant (9-7, 4-0 USA South) had little trouble with Salem on Saturday to continue its perfect run in USA South play.

Luger and Smith were 8-2 winners at the No. 2 doubles spot, while No. 1 tandem of Aly Hall and Esther Eddy won 8-3. Sarah Ragsdale and Masha Lanska combined for an 8-0 win at the No. 3 spot to give the Lady Scots a 3-0 lead.

In singles play, Luger and Smith also tallied victories. Luger won 6-4, 6-1 at the second position and Smith was 6-0, 6-2 winner at No. 3. Annie DeLuca took 6-0, 6-1 win at the top spot and Jennie Spielman was a 6-0, 6-2 winner at No. 4. 

Morgan McCain and Mackenzie Jones both won in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, to complete the sweep for Covenant.


Covenant will conclude the home portion of its regular season schedule on Wednesday against USA South foe Maryville. First serve is set for 4 p.m.


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