MC women rally for 5-4 victory; men fall to Wasps, 9-0

MC women rally for 5-4 victory; men fall to Wasps, 9-0

The Maryville College women't tennis team defeated Emory & Henry College on Sunday afternoon in a thrilling 5-4 match, as the Wasps got the best of the men's squad, 9-0.

MC opened the 2019 campaign with a trip to Emory, Va. Kaleigh Basilio earned a singles victory, as both Melanie Kowalewski and Carolyne Koella earned their first collegiate singles victories for the Scots. Doubles partners Kayla Zimmerman and Anya Dunn, along with Kowalewski and Basilio posted doubles victories to earn the close match.

Basilio defeated Sarah Manon, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1, while Kowalewski knocked off Cailie Pollard 6-1, 6-4. Koella also won in singles over Haley Hammond, 6-2, 6-4.

Zimmerman and Dunn defeated Payton Holt and Chrissy Rukeyser in first-team doubles, 8-4, while Kowalewski and Basilio knocked off Pollard and Logan Graham by the same score in the second-seeded doubles.

In men's action, the Scots fell 9-0 in their season opener to the Wasps.

MC's Austin Smith and Kyle Shaver narrowly missed a doubles victory, 8-6, while Josh Fisher and Matthew Jackson fell 8-3 in doubles play.

In singles, Fisher took Dalton Shipley to extra sets. Shipley edged the Scots' junior, 7-5, 4-6, 10-3.

Maryville College will be off until Homecoming Weekend, as they host Johnson University and Milligan College. The Scots take on the Royals on Friday, Oct. 18 at 3:00 p.m., before facing off with the Buffaloes on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1:00 p.m.


Women's Tennis Match Results

Maryville College vs Emory & Henry College

Sept. 15, 2019 at Emory, Va.


Maryville College 5, Emory & Henry College 4

Singles competition:

1. Payton Holt (EHC) def. Kayla Zimmerman (MVCW) 6-3, 6-4

2. Logan Graham (EHC) def. Anastasia Dunn (MVCW) 3-6, 6-4, 7-6

3. Kaleigh Basilio (MVCW) def. Sarah Marion (EHC) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1

4. Melanie Kowalewski (MVCW) def. Cailie Pollard (EHC) 6-1, 6-4

5. Chrissy Rukeyser (EHC) def. Eliza Cheshire (MVCW) 6-3, 6-3

6. Carolyne Koella (MVCW) def. Haley Hammond (EHC) 6-2, 6-4


Doubles competition:

1. Kayla Zimmerman/Anastasia Dunn (MVCW) def. Kelsey Holt/Chrissy Rukeyser (EHC) 8-4

2. Melanie Kowalewski/Kaleigh Basilio (MVCW) def. Pollard/Graham (EHC) 8-4

3. Haley Hammond/Sarah Marion (EHC) def. Carolyne Koella/Eliza Cheshire (MVCW) 8-3



Men's Tennis Match Results

Maryville College vs Emory & Henry College

Sept. 15, 2019 at Emory, Va.


Emory & Henry College 9, Maryville College Men's Tennis 0

Singles competition:

1. Brandon McGuire (EHC) def. Austin Smith (MVCM) 6-0, 6-1

2. Archer Marlow (EHC) def. Kyle Shaver (MVCM) 6-0, 6-2

3. Dalton Shipley (EHC) def. Josh Fisher (MVCM) 7-5, 4-6, 10-3

4. Adam Terry (EHC) def. Matthew Jackson (MVCM) 6-1, 6-0

5. Grayson McCarty (EHC) def. Cameron Knight (MVCM) 6-2, 6-0

6. Cooper Garrett (EHC) def. Caleb Underdown (MVCM) 6-0, 6-0


Doubles competition:

1. Brandon McGuire/Adam Terry (EHC) def. Austin Smith/Kyle Shaver (MVCM) 8-6

2. Archer Marlow/Cooper Garrett (EHC) def. Josh Fisher/Matthew Jackson (MVCM) 8-3

3. Dalton Shipley/Grayson McCarty (EHC) def. Cameron Knight/Andrew Matamoros (MVCM) 8-0