Hawks defeat Maryville

Ryan Runager teamed with Justin McQueen at No. 2 doubles to take a 8-1 win. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)
Ryan Runager teamed with Justin McQueen at No. 2 doubles to take a 8-1 win. (Photo by Wesley Lyle)

By Chuck Tidmore

Sports Information Assistant 


MARYVILLE, Tenn. – The Huntingdon men's tennis team defeated Maryville 7-2 in Sunday's USA South Athletic Conference matchup.

With the win, Huntingdon is tied with LaGrange for third in the USA South West Division standings with a 3-3 record. Overall, the Hawks have a 7-11 record while Maryville drops to 0-7 in the conference and 3-9 overall.

Huntingdon jumped out to a 3-0 lead after sweeping doubles play. Justin McQueen and Ryan Runager cruised to an 8-1 win in No. 2 position while the No. 3 team of Adam Self and Ben Marler took an 8-5 win.

The No. 1 team of John Jones and Bailey Burns won a close 9-7 match to extend the Hawks lead.

In singles, Adam Self (No. 3) won 6-1, 6-1, Bailey Burns (No. 4) won 7-5, 6-3, Ben Marler (No. 5) won 6-0, 6-1 and Mark Melchor took a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6.

Huntingdon hosts Covenant on Friday for a 2 p.m. conference match.


Match Results

No. 1: Daniel Silva (MC) def. John Jones (HC) 6-2, 6-2
No. 2: Marcos Herrero (MC) def. Justin McQueen (HC) 6-3, 7-5
No. 3: Adam Self (HC) def. Charles Russell (MC) 6-1, 6-1
No. 4: Bailey Burns (HC) def. Wes Bloeme (MC) 7-5, 6-3
No. 5: Ben Marler (HC) def. Trevor Perry (MC) 6-0, 6-1
No.6: Mark Melchor (HC) def. Cole Stinson (MC) 6-1, 6-0

No. 1: John Jones-Bailey Burns (HC) def. Daniel Silva-Marcos Herrero (MC) 9-7
No. 2: Justin McQueen-Ryan Runager (HC) def. Charles Russell-Mateus Coling (MC) 8-1
No. 3: Adam Self-Ben Marler (HC) def. Wes Bloeme-Trevor Perry (MC) 8-5


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