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Tennis Teams Fall to Wingate

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Wingate topped host Catawba in both men’s and women’s South Atlantic Conference tennis action on Thursday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  Wingate’s men claimed an 8-1 win, while the 45th-ranked Bulldog women were 9-0 victors.  Wingate improved to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in SAC play with the women moving to 4-1 and 2-0.  The Catawba Indian men are now 6-4 and 2-1 and the women are 8-2 and 1-2.

Catawba’s lone point for the men came from the doubles team of Ryan Reid (Claremont, N.C./Newton-Conover) and Cason Hiers (Fort Myers, Fla./Cypress Lake) at the #2 flight, winning a tiebreaker 7-5 for the 9-8 victory.  Reid would take a set in singles at #4 before losing in a super tiebreaker.

Both teams will travel to Mars Hill on Sunday at 1:30 pm.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
WINGATE 8, CATAWBA 1
Singles
1. Filippo Pezzoli (W) d. Michael Patch 6-0, 6-1
2. Daniel Belsito (W) d. Luca Picci 6-1, 6-2
3. Theo Dessacs (W) d. Lucas Miller 6-4, 6-1
4. Josh DuToit (W) d. Ryen Reid 5-7, 6-2, 10-5
5. Nicholas Oliveira (W) d. Cason Hiers 8-1
6. Tamir Geva (W) d. Adam Rocko 8-7

Doubles
1. Belsito/DuToit (W) d. Patch/Picci 8-6
2. Reid/Hiers (C) d. Amir Zari/Tyler Schofer 9-8
3. Dessacs/Duncan Addison (W) d. Miller/Rocko 8-2
RECORDS: Wingate 5-2, 2-0 SAC; Catawba 6-4, 2-1.


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
WINGATE 9, CATAWBA 0
Singles
1. Claudia De Andreis (W) d. Erisa Onchi 6-2, 7-6
2. Andrea Ternera (W) d. Sophie Hirsch 6-0, 6-3
3. Elena Pellegrini (W) d. Kristen Rocko 6-0, 6-1
4. Sydney Homan (W) d. Olivia Wooldridge 6-1, 6-2
5. Oroma Womeodu (W) d. Maddy Henderson 8-2
6. Layla Tanik (W) d. Emily Corcoran 8-2

Doubles
1. De Andreis/Homan (W) d. Onchi/Hirsch 8-1
2. Womeodu/Maria Garcia (W) d. Rocko/Wooldridge 8-1
3. Ternera/Tanik (W) d. Henderson/Marina Geremias 8-0
RECORDS: Wingate 4-1, 2-0 SAC; Catawba 8-2, 1-2 SAC.

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