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Men’s Tennis ends March in a flux

The Maryville College Men’s Tennis Team has struggled through the end of March and beginning of April. The Scots had a four matches in five days during the weekend of March 29 – April 2. The men ended the weekend after dropping three out of the four matches.

On March 29, the Scots took on the men from Piedmont. Maryville entered the day on a five match losing streak, and unfortunately it would continue. Out of the nine total matches (six seed singles and three doubles) sophomore Marcos Herrero was able to register the only win of the day, defeating Bryan Barnett of Piedmont in two sets, 6-4, and 6-4.

The next day, the six match losing streak would come to an end with the men delivering their first sweep of the season, defeating Brewton-Parker College in all nine matches of the day. Maryville’s Boomer Russell had the highlight of the day, taking down BP’s Oliver Walton in three tough sets.

On March 31, the praise from the previous day’s accomplishments were quickly cast away with the return of Piedmont on to Maryville’s campus. The Scots would again lose to Piedmont, with the score of 8-1. The rematch of Herrero (MC) and Barnett (PC) would again be the only victory for the Scots, wining 6-4, and 6-1.

After the break, the Scots returned to the court on April 2 to face the Hawks of Huntingdon College. The Hawks would win the contest with a score of 7-2. The day started out with two consecutive victories by Daniel Silva (6-2, 6-2) and again by Marcos Herrero (6-3, 7-5).

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