The Maryville College women's tennis program kicked-off their 2019 spring campaign with a 6-3 loss to USA South foe Covenant College at Tyson Park in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday.
Covenant took the doubles challenges 2-1 as Esther Eddy/Margo Koby (CC) defeated Kayla Zimmerman/ Anastasia Dunn (MVC) 8-2. Maryville took the #2 doubles when McKennah Francis/ Carter Dickinson (MVC) defeated Mariah Westra/ Masha Lanska (CC) 8-3. Covenant took the final doubles challenge when Laney Beckwith/ Justine Blick (CC) defeated Kayla Basilio/ Savannah Stewart (MVC) 8-3.
Complete singles action included:
Esther Eddy (CC) def. McKennah Francis (MVC) 6-0, 6-1
Kayla Zimmerman (MVC) def. Margo Koby (CC) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0
Masha Lanska (CC) def. Carter Dickinson (MVC) 6-3, 6-3
Justine Blick (CC) def. Anasatsia Dunn (MVC) retired due to illness
Kayla Basilio (MVC) def. Sara Blauw (CC) 2-6, 6-0, 1-0
Laney Beckwith (CC) def. Savannah Stewart (MVC) 6-0, 6-0
Maryville (1-3) will now prepare to travel to USA South rival LaGrange College on Sunday, March 10.