Silva sweeps week, as Scots down Huntingdon, 5-4, on Sunday

Silva sweeps week, as Scots down Huntingdon, 5-4, on Sunday

After a 5-4 heartbreaker yesterday, the Maryville College Scots bounced back for a 5-4 win over USA South foe Huntingdon College on Sunday.

The Scots Daniel Silva capped the week in a huge way, as the senior from Valencia, Venezuela went a perfect 6-0 on the week. He had a trio of double bagels in singles competition, sweeping each of his three opponents with 6-0, 6-0 scores.

He allowed just two points the entire week, as Silva and doubles partner Marcos Escudero took a pair of 8-1 wins. They also had an 8-0 shutout over Shawnee State University.

"Daniel is such a talented player," Co-Head Coach Millicent Dunn said. "Watching him play is so exciting and entertaining. He works hard every day, and he is a great leader on our team. He excels on the court, as well as in the classroom. He is an excellent example as to what D-III athletics should be."

Silva teamed with Escudero for an 8-1 win over Bailey Burns and Ben Marler in doubles action on Sunday, before Silva took a double bagel over Burns in singles competition.

Austin Smith also had a big week for the Scots, as he went 5-0 that included a win-by-default in a doubles match.

On Sunday, Smith paired with Trevor Perry for a 8-5 win over Anjala Chandrasoma and Trevor Berry in doubles. Smith also notched a 6-1, 6-1 singles win over Berry that helped to secure the one-point victory.

Escudero fell in a trio of hard-fought, tie-breaker sets with Adam Self, as Trevor Perry picked up a singles win alongside Silva and Smith. Perry downed Chandrasoma, 7-5, 6-0, while Perry and Smith also tallied their doubles victory.

Maryville College has a pair of matches left on the season, as they will host Johnson University on Tuesday with a 4 p.m. serve. MC also has the battle of the Scots in Lookout Mountain, Ga., which has yet to be rescheduled.

 

Tennis Match Results

Huntingdon College vs Maryville College

Apr 08, 2018 at Maryville, Tenn.

 

Maryville College 5, Huntingdon College 4

Singles competition:

1. Daniel Silva (MVCM) def. Bailey Burns (HCM) 6-0, 6-0

2. Adam Self (HCM) def. Marcos Escudero (MVCM) 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (5-7), 1-0 (10-6)

3. Mark Melchor (HCM) def. Mateus Coling (MVCM) 6-2, 6-0

4. Ben Marler (HCM) def. Charles Russell (MVCM) 6-0, 6-3

5. Trevor Perry (MVCM) def. Anjala Chandrasoma (HCM) 7-5, 6-0

6. Austin Smith (MVCM) def. Trevor Berry (HCM) 6-1, 6-1

 

Doubles competition:

1. Daniel Silva/Marcos Escudero (MVCM) def. Bailey Burns/Ben Marler (HCM) 8-1

2. Adam Self/Mark Melchor (HCM) def. Cole Stinson/Charles Russell (MVCM) 8-1

3. Trevor Perry/Austin Smith (MVCM) def. Anjala Chandrasoma/Trevor Berry (HCM) 8-5

 

Match Notes:

Huntingdon College 7-10

Maryville College 4-12