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Tennis Teams Open Spring Slate With 9-0 Wins at JC Smith

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Catawba opened its spring tennis season on Thursday afternoon at JC Smith and the men and women both rolled to 9-0 victories.  Both teams stand at 5-2 overall.

Catawba earned three points by default in the men’s match and wrapped up the win after claiming points at #1 and #2 doubles.  Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School) and Pierce Hoover (Durham, NC/N. Durham HS) teamed at #1 doubles for an 8-0 win then went on to sweep their singles matches without losing a game.  Uri Yarkoni (Kelowna, BC, CANADA/Okanagan) also won in doubles and singles without dropping a game.

For the Catawba women, Maggie McKee (Mt. Airy, NC/Mt. Airy HS) and Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson HS) won their singles matches without losing a game after helping the Lady Indians to wins in doubles.  Also winning in both singles and doubles were Sloan Kessler (Onalaska, WI/La Crosse Aquinas HS), Steffi Cook (Alpharetta, GA/Milton HS), Candace Hall (Denver, NC/E. Lincoln HS) and Hannah Kovach (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS). 


MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 9, JC SMITH 0
Singles competition
Singles
#1 Alex Macdonald (C) d. Dion Chever  6-1, 6-2
#2 Thomas Mitchell (C) d. Darrell Sawyer  6-0, 6-0
#3 Pierce Hoover (C) d. Ryan Jarvis  6-0, 6-0
#4 Uri Yarkoni (C) d. Tuan Nguyen  6-0, 6-0
#5 Corey Eldridge (C) won by default
#6 Alex Kalmbach (C) win by default

Doubles
#1 Mitchell/Hoover (C) d. Chever/Sawyer  8-0
#2 Yarkoni/Eldridge (C) d. Jarvis/Nguyen  8-0
#3 Macdonald/Kalmbach (C) won by default
RECORDS: Catawba 5-2


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 9, JC SMITH 0
Singles
#1 Sloan Kessler (C) d. Keiana Love  6-2, 7-5
#2 Maggie McKee (C) d. Imani Morrison  6-0, 6-0
#3 Steffi Cook (C) d. Rolanda Sue  6-0, 6-1
#4 Candace Hall (C) d. Camille Allen  6-1, 6-1
#5 Hannah Kovach (C) d. Felicia Akande  6-1, 6-2
#6 Olivia Myers (C) d. Nichelle Heard  6-0, 6-0

Doubles
#1 Kessler/McKee (C) d. Love/Morrison  8-2
#2 Hall/Kovach (C) d. Sue/Allen  8-5
#3 Cook/Myers (C) d. Akande/Heard  8-2
RECORDS: Catawba 5-2

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