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Tennis Teams Wrap Up Fall Slate With Wins Over Lees-McRae

BANNER ELK, N.C. -- The Catawba men’s and women’s tennis teams picked up wins on Thursday over Lees-McRae at the LMC Tennis Courts.  The Catawba Indian women stayed unbeaten, moving to 4-0 with a 9-0 victory.  The Catawba men earned a 7-2 win that evened their record at 2-2.  The Lees-McRae women fell to 1-1 and the men to 0-2.

Catawba swept through the nine women’s matches without dropping a set.  Erisa Onchi (Tokyo, Japan) and Sophie Hirsch (Markkleeberg, Germany) blanked their opponent at #1 doubles, while Hirsch went on to win at #2 singles without dropping a game.  Olivia Wooldridge (Wellington, New Zealand) also won her singles, at #4, without losing a game.

Catawba led 2-1 after the men’s doubles.  The Indians won at #2 as Ryen Reid (Claremont, N.C./Newton-Conover) and Luca Picci (Harare, Zimbabwe) teamed for an 8-3 win.  Adam Rocko (Johns Creek, Ga./Pinecrest Academy) and Brad Smethurst (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) took an 8-4 win at #3.  Catawba went on to win five singles matches with Reid, Picci, Rocko and Smethurst all claiming wins along with Michael Patch (Great Missenden, England) at #1.

The matches concluded Catawba’s fall schedule.

WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 9, LEES-McRAE 0
Singles
1. Erisa Onchi (C) d. Caroline Green 6-4, 6-4
2. Sophie Hirsch (C) d. Mackenzie Langmade 6-0, 6-0
3. Kristen Rocko (C) d. Rebecca Pierce 6-1, 6-1
4. Olivia Wooldridge (C) d. Jaden Acklin 6-0, 6-0
5. Marina Geremias (C) d. Amanda Chapman 6-2, 6-2
6. Emily Corcoran (C) d. Dakota Tittle 6-2, 6-3

Doubles
1. Onchi/Hirsch (C) d. Green/Langmade  8-0
2. Rocko/Wooldridge (C) d. Pierce/Acklin  8-4
3. Geremias/Corcoran (C) d. Chapman/Emily Harrison 8-4
RECORDS: Catawba 4-0, Lees-McRae 1-1

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 7, LEES-McRAE 2
Singles
1. Michael Patch (C) d. Gabriel Muniz 7-5, 6-0
2. Garrett Lakey (LM) d. Lucas Miller 2-6, 7-5, 10-3
3. Luca Picci (C) d. Sebastian Zuhr 6-2, 6-2
4. Ryen Reid (C) d. Cole Douglas-Fields 6-2, 6-1
5. Adam Rocko (C) d. Brandon Caldwell 6-1, 6-0
6. Brad Smethurst (C) d. Grant Miller 6-2, 6-2

Doubles
1. Muniz/Lakey (LMC) d. Patch/Miller 8-3
2. Picci/Reid (C) d. Zuhr/Douglas-Fields 8-3
3. Rocko/Smethurst (C) d. Caldwell/Miller 8-4
RECORDS: Catawba 2-2, Lees-McRae 0-2.

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