Season Ends for Maryville at USA South Tournament

Season Ends for Maryville at USA South Tournament

Scots Fall 5-0 in First Round

BREVARD, N.C. – Maryville women's tennis concluded the season with a 5-0 loss to Brevard in the first round of the USA South Tournament.

This was the first appearance in the conference tournament for the Scots since the 2018-19 season.

"Really proud of our women," said MC head coach Doug Corbett. "It has been thrilling to watch their individual tennis development as well as their growth as a team. We achieved the goals we had set for this Spring."

Melanie Kowalewski and Abby Diggs had the closest action of the day for MC with their performance in No. 1 doubles play. The Maryville duo won six games before ultimately falling 8-6. It was the 11th time the pair played together this season.

Two more game wins came in doubles action for the Scots thanks to Eliza Cheshire and Elizabeth Shwaiko. Before falling 8-2 in the second doubles slot, the MC pair won a pair of games.

The game ended with just one singles match being played, due to conference rules ending the match when the winning point is scored. That singles match saw Sophie Trantham of the Tornadoes defeat Abby Smither 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 5 slot.

The team ends the year 4-10 with a 3-4 USA South mark. The four overall wins and three conference wins are the most for the women's program since the 2018-19 season. 

"The best part is our program's ascent is just getting started," said Corbett. "I am intrigued to see what we look like with a year of experience combined with the talented freshmen class we have coming in next season."

Maryville begins play in the Collegiate Conference of the South next season.

Brevard 5, Maryville 0


Sophie Trantham/Hamrick Perry (BC) d. Melanie Kowalewski/Abby Diggs (MC) 8-6

Brooke Garland/Hannah Hersh (BC) d. Eliza Cheshire/Elizabeth Shwaiko (MC) 8-2

Melody Ferguson/Alli Kogoy (BC) won by forfeit


Hannah Hersh (BC) v. Melanie Kowalewski (MC) DNF

Hamrick Perry (BC) v. Elizabeth Shwaiko (MC) DNF

Alli Kogoy (BC) v. Abby Diggs (MC) DNF

Brooke Garland (BC) v. Eliza Cheshire (MC) DNF

Sophie Trantham (BC) d. Abby Smither (MC) 6-0, 6-0

Melody Ferguson (BC) won by forfeit