MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- The Covenant women's tennis team opened USA South play on Friday with an 8-1 victory over Maryville at the MC Tennis Courts.
The win was the 18th straight conference regular season victory for Covenant (5-5, 1-0 USA South). The Lady Scots have not lost a regular season USA South match since Feb. 27, 2016.
Covenant swept doubles play to take a 3-0 lead in the match. Annie DeLuca and Esther Eddy took down Kayla Zimmerman and Anastasia Dunn 8-3 at the top doubles spot, while Aly Hall and Jennie Spielman were 8-4 winners at the second position over McKennah Francis and Carter Dickinson. Mariah Westra and Morgan McCain completed the doubles sweep with their 8-5 win over Anna-Katherine Harris and Joyce Coling at No. 3.
In singles play, Covenant took a pair of three-set victories. DeLuca defeated Zimmerman 6-0, 6-7, 1-0 (10-7) at the No. 2 spot, while Mackenzie Jones won 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8) at the No. 6 position over Coling.
Hall coasted in her victory at the top single spot with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Francis. Eddy also had little difficulty in her win as she took down Dickinson 6-0, 6-2. McCain had the other point for Covenant in singles play with her 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 5 over Harris.
Saturday's match at Berea was postponed due to weather. Covenant will be back on the courts on Tuesday at home against Piedmont. Match time is set for 3:30 p.m.
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