Hawks compete in ITA Regional

Hawks compete in ITA Regional

ROME, Ga. – The Huntingdon men's tennis team recently competed in the ITA Regional Championships.

Eight Hawks competed in the tournament, highlighted by freshman Kevaughnte Merrion reaching the consolation semifinals in singles and seniors John Jones and Bailey Burns teamed up to reach the consolation semifinals in doubles.

Merrionn lost in the first round of the Silver Draw, but won twice in the consolation bracket. Merrionn drew a bye in the first round of consolation play, won 6-3, 3-6, 1-0(7) in the second round and defeated teammate Anjala Chandrasoma 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(8) in the consolation quarterfinals. Merrion lost 6-0, 6-0 in the consolation semifinals. Chandrasoma advanced to the consolation quarterfinals with a win by default and a bye.

In doubles, the team of Jones-Burns lost its first match in the Gold Draw to drop into the consolation bracket. The duo drew a bye in the first round of consolation, won 8-6 in the second round of consolation and lost 8-6 in the consolation semifinals.

Sophomores Adam Self and Trevor Berry picked up the Hawks' other two wins. Self won 6-0, 6-0 in the Gold Draw of singles and Berry won 6-0, 6-1 in the Bronze Draw of singles.


Huntingdon Results


Main Draw

John Jones

Rd. 1: L, Dane Hawthorne (Sewanee) 6-3, 6-3

Consolation Rd 1: L, Ritwik Chatterjee (Rhodes) 6-0, 6-1


Gold Draw

Bailey Burns

Rd. 1: L, Wes Tolsforf (Rhodes) 6-4, 6-4

Consolation Rd. 1: L, Jackson Hill (Piedmont) 6-3, 6-0


Adam Self

Rd. 1: W, Kane Mills (Guilford) 6-0, 6-0

Rd. 2: L, Lee Thompson (Birmingham-Southern) 6-1, 6-2


Silver Draw

Ben Marler

Rd. 1: L, Yves Ikuno (Belhaven) 6-2, 6-4

Consolation Rd. 1: L, Caleb Eddie (LaGrange) 6-4, 6-2


Anjala Chandrasoma

Rd. 1: L, Zan Meyer (Sewanee) 6-0, 6-1

Consolation Rd. 1: W, Grant Matherene (Belhaven) WO (injury)

Consolation Rd. 2: BYE

Consolation Quarterfinals: L, Kevaughnte Merrion (Huntingdon) 6-1, 3-6, 0-1(8)


Kevaughnte Merrion

Rd. 1: L, Chase Morris (Piedmont) 6-2, 6-3

Consolation Rd. 1: BYE

Consolation Rd. 2: W, Tedric Jones (Belhaven) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0(7)

Consolation Quarterfinals: W, Anjala Chandrasoma (Huntingdon) 1-6, 6-3, 1-0(8)

Consolation Semifinals: L, Casey Diamond (Centre) 6-0, 6-0


Bronze Draw

Ethan Fuller

Rd. 1: BYE

Quarterfinals: L, Lance Shealy (LaGrange) 6-0, 6-2

Consolation Quarterfinals: L, Austin Miller (Piedmont) 7-6(7), 6-1


Trevor Berry

Rd. 1: BYE

Quarterfinals: W, George Chunn (Birmingham-Southern) 6-0, 6-1

Consolation Quarterfinals: L, Luke Wogoman (Piedmont) 6-1, 5-7, 1-0(5)




Gold Draw


Rd. 1: BYE

Rd. 2: L, Martin-Kelley (LaGrange) 9-7

Consolation Rd. 2: BYE

Consolation Quarterfinals: W, Taylor-Ramagos (Belhaven) 8-6

Consolation Semifinals: L, Rose-Wisener (Birmingham-Southern) 8-6



Rd. 1: L, Hawthorne-McCullough (Sewanee) 8-5

Consolation Rd. 1: L, McLemore-Edde (LaGrange) 8-5


Silver Draw


Rd. 1: L, LaBollitta-Chitty (Piedmont) 8-1

Consolation Rd. 1: L, Niehaus-Deason (Millsaps) 8-0



Rd.  1: L, Hadlock-Sloane (Centre) 8-0

Consolation Rd. 1: W, Jones-Ikuno (Belhaven) WO (injury)

Consolation Semifinals: L, Benton-Shealy (LaGrange) WO (injury)