LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- After having not played a match for two weeks, the Covenant women's tennis team got to shake off the rust and produced a sweep of Berea, 9-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Covenant Tennis Complex.
Covenant (3-2) had not played since falling to Hanover on Feb. 17. It was the season-opener for Berea (0-1). Although the two teams are members of the USA South, the match does not count towards league standings. The teams will meet again on March 17 in Kentucky with USA South ramifications on the line.
On Saturday, Covenant dominated from the start as the Lady Scots dropped just one point in doubles play. The No. 1 duo of Esther Eddy and Annie DeLuca took down Berea's Alicia Bedolla and Erin Goodpaster, 8-0, while Aly Hall and Jennie Spielman were also 8-0 winners over Jaden Johnson and Marrane Joy at No. 2. Mariah Westra and Kayla Brown rounded out the doubles sweep with their 8-1 victory at No. 3 over DeAnna Ellis and Agnes Dotse.
The rout continued in singles as three players earned straight set victories. Hall was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at the top spot over Bedolla and DeLuca also earned a 6-0, 6-0 at the second position over Goodpaster. Masha Lanska was the third Covenant player to sweep as she picked up her 6-0, 6-0 win over Ellis at No. 6.
Eddy cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Joy at No. 3, while Morgan McCain took down Dotse 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4. Mackenzie Jones fought off Johnson in the second set for a 6-0, 7-5 victory at the fifth flight.
Covenant will head to Orlando, Fla., area for a brief spring break trip. The Lady Scots will play three matches over Monday and Tuesday, beginning with a contest with Otterbein on Monday at 7 p.m. at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
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