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Scotties Drop Close Home Contest to Covenant

Scotties Drop Close Home Contest to Covenant

DECATUR, Ga.—Visiting Covenant was able to spin a handful of 50-50 matches in its favor to take a 6-3 win over Agnes Scott College on Thursday evening at the Byers Tennis Courts. The Scots edged the Scotties 2-1 in doubles and did enough in singles' action to claim the win. 

The Lady Scots got on the board first with an 8-2 result at second doubles from Aly Hall and Jennie Speilman only to see Agnes Scott even things up with a flipped 8-2 result at the third spot. Jasmine Keiler (Newnan, Ga.) and Felicia Jacques (Atlanta, Ga.) won for the fifth time in seven tries since teaming up at the start of spring break. 

A pivotal matchup at first doubles was tied through 14 games with the match on serve in the Scotties' favor. Covenant was able to break Agnes' top team before holding steady in its service game to win 9-7. 

Covenant took a 3-1 lead when Taylor Lee (Alpharetta, Ga.) was forced to retire due to injury in the first set with a 2-1 score. The Lady Scots took the next two matches at one and six in straight sets to end the match effectively. 

Agnes Scott did not quit from making it a respectable result with big wins from Camille Wilson (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Keiler in succession at five and four respectively to trim it to a 5-3 lead. Covenant's Esther Eddy was able to outlast Anastasia Bennett (Marietta, Ga.) in a hard-fought match on both sides, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6).

The Scotties will head to Berry on Sunday for their final non-conference match of the season.