Eagles take down Brevard in South Atlantic Conference Opener, 5-4

Eagles take down Brevard in South Atlantic Conference Opener, 5-4

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Carson-Newman Eagles won at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles and split the singles matches to beat Brevard in their South Atlantic Conference, 5-4, on Wednesday afternoon at the C-N Tennis Complex.

With the win, the Eagles move to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in SAC play.

C-N showed depth in the win, picking up three one-sided wins in singles and pulling off an 8-1 route in No. 3 doubles.

Juniors Paul Birdsong (Woodstock, Ga.) and Derek Holdway (Woodstock, Ga,) each won two points on the day.

Birdsong won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4, while Holdway won 6-2, 6-2 at his No. 3 singles spot. Both won in doubles, as Birdsong joined forces with freshman Warren McClure to grit out an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles, which ended up being the deciding match.

Holdway and freshman Austin Mackay (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) rolled at No. 3 doubles, 8-1.

Freshman Garret Duron clinched the match with a shutout at No. 6 singles.

McClure lost 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles and Eric Mueller dropped a three-set affair at No. 5 singles, dropping the final set, 6-2.

The Eagles host Covenant College on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Mossy Creek.


Carson-Newman 5, Brevard 4

March 14, 2012

Carson-Newman Tennis Complex

At Jefferson City, Tenn.

No. Doubles Score Order of Finish
1 MacNeil/Wills (B) d. Dusty Davis/Eric Mueller (CN)  8-4 2
2 Paul Birdsong/Warren McClure (CN)d. Northam/LaVelle (B) 8-6 3
3 Austin Mackay/Derek Holdway (CN) d. Finch/Giovanilli 8-1 1

No. Singles Score Order of Finish
1 S. MacNeil (B) d. Dusty Davis (CN)  6-0,6-3 2
2 B. Wills (B) d. Warren McClure (CN) 6-4,6-4 4
3 Derek Holdway (CN) d. R. Northam (B) 6-2, 6-2 1
4 Paul Birdsong (CN) d. S. Giovanilli 6-0,6-0 3
5 G. Finch (B) d. Eric Mueller (CN) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 6
6 Garret Duron (CN) d. R. Havens (B) 6-0,6-0 5