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Top Flights Propel Women's Tennis over Agnes Scott

Aly Hall (Nina Grauley/ Sports Information)
Aly Hall (Nina Grauley/ Sports Information)

DECATUR, Ga. -- Aly Hall, Esther Eddy, and Annie DeLuca each took wins in both singles and doubles play to lead the Covenant women's tennis team to a 6-3 USA South victory at Agnes Scott on Thursday afternoon at Byers Tennis Courts.

Covenant (6-5, 2-0 USA South) moves over the .500 mark with the victory and remains unbeaten in USA South play. Agnes Scott drops to 2-9 on the year and 0-2 in league play.

Covenant took a 2-1 match lead after doubles play as DeLuca and Eddy fought off Agnes Scott's Lizzy Engsberg and Taylor Lee 9-7 at the top doubles position to break a 1-1 match tie. Hall and Spielman gave Covenant a 1-0 lead after their 8-2 triumph over the host Scotties' Anastasia Bennett and Camille Wilson at the second spot.

In singles play, Covenant grabbed a 4-1 lead after the first two completed matches. DeLuca was ahead 2-1 over Lee at the No. 2 spot before Lee suffered an injury and was forced to retire, giving Covenant the point. At No. 1, Hall bested Engsberg 6-0, 6-4 giving Covenant a 4-1 match advantage. The wins for DeLuca and Hall were their ninth singles victories of the season, tying for the team-lead.

Mackenzie Jones clinched the match for Covenant with her 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 6 over Jacy Pippin. Eddy completed the sweep at the top half of the lineup for the Lady Scots as she outlasted Bennett 6-3, 7-6 (6) at the third flight.

UP NEXT

Covenant will play its second match in as many days on Friday when Piedmont comes to Lookout Mountain. The USA South tilt is set to start at 3:30 p.m. at the Covenant Tennis Complex.

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