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.
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|