February 9, 2017
Tennis Teams Split at Anderson
ANDERSON, S.C. -- Catawba opened its conference tennis season on Thursday at Anderson with the men coming up with a 6-3 win and the women suffering a 9-0 defeat at the AU Tennis Complex. Catawba’s men improve to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in the SAC, while Anderson falls to 4-2 and 0-1. The Catawba Indian women fall to 5-1 and 0-1 with Anderson improving to 4-1 and 1-0.
The Indian men trailed 2-1 after doubles and 3-1 after the initial singles match finished, but came back to win the final five to claim the victory. Michael Patch (Great Missenden, England), at #1, and Luca Picci (Harare, Zimbabwe), at #2, both rallied from a set down to win in three sets to pull Catawba level.
Catawba earned the winning points as Ryen Reid (Claremont, N.C./Newton-Conover) and Cason Hiers (Fort Myers, Fla./Cypress Lake) claimed wins at the fourth and fifth flights. Adam Rocko (Johns Creek, Ga./Pinecrest Academy) and a win in both doubles and single.
The Catawba women were blanked by the Trojans in their first defeat of the season. Maddy Henderson (Mequon, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) and Marina Geremias (Girona, Spain) came closest to claiming a point, falling at #3 doubles 9-7. Olivia Wooldridge (Wellington, New Zealand) played the tightest singles match, falling 6-3, 6-4 at the #4 flight.
Both teams will be in action at home on Saturday, hosting JC Smith starting at noon.
MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 6, ANDERSON 3
1. Michael Patch (C) d. Ignacio Bidegain 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Luca Picci (C) d. Nicolas Ascarrunz 3-6, 7-6, 6-1
3. Juan Carracedo (A) d. Lucas Miller 6-0, 7-5
4. Ryen Reid (C) d. Jeffrey Dayton 7-5, 6-0
5. Cason Hiers (C) d. Ramiro Urreta 6-4, 6-0
6. Adam Rocko (C) d. Jerry Price 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
1. Ascarrunz/Dayton (A) d. Patch/Picci 8-4
2. Carracedo/Price (A) d. Reid/Hiers 8-6
3. Miller/Rocko (C) d. Urreta/Hank Sartain 8-3
RECORDS: Catawba 4-2, 1-0 SAC; Anderson 4-2, 0-1 SAC.
WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
ANDERSON 9, CATAWBA 0
1. Laura Dean (A) d. Erisa Onchi 6-1, 6-3
2. Rebecca Bruning (A) d. Sophie Hirsch 6-1, 6-1
3. Delaney Wiggins (A) d. Kristen Rocko 6-0, 6-3
4. Ivey Welborn (A) d. Olivia Wooldridge 6-3, 6-4
5. Jacqueline Olivia (A) d. Maddy Henderson 8-2
6. Jennifer Holcombe (A) d. Emily Corcoran 8-5
1. Dean/Bruning(A) d. Onchi/Hirsch 8-2
2. Wiggins/Olivia (A) d. Rocko/Wooldridge 8-3
3. Welborn/Holcombe (A) d. Henderson/Marina Geremias 9-7
RECORDS: Anderson 4-1, 1-0 SAC; Catawba 5-1, 0-1
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