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Tennis Teams Take Identical 7-2 Wins at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. -- Catawba claimed identical 7-2 wins over host Mars Hill in both men’s and women’s South Atlantic Conference tennis action on Sunday afternoon at the Hart Tennis Complex.  Catawba’s women up their record to 9-2 overall and 2-2 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indian men move to 7-4 and 3-1.  The Mars Hill women drop to 4-7 and 0-5 with the men going to 0-11 and 0-5.

Catawba picked up wins at #1 and #3 doubles to take a 2-1 edge moving to singles.  The Lady Indians were able to pick up five more wins, from seeds two through six.  Winning both singles and doubles matches for Catawba were Sophie Hirsch (Markkleeberg, Germany), Maddy Henderson (Mequon, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) and Emily Corcoran (Milton, Ga./St. Francis).

The Catawba men also led 2-1 after doubles, taking wins at the #2 and #3 spot before reeling off five singles wins.  Picking up doubles and singles wins were Ryan Reid (Claremont, N.C./Newton-Conover) and Cason Hiers (Fort Myers, Fla./Cypress Lake).

The Catawba tennis teams will head to Newberry on Tuesday for a 2 pm match.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 7, MARS HILL 2
Singles
1. Michael Patch (C) d. Alberto Ortiz 6-4, 6-4
2. Ben Reid (M) d. Luca Picci 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
3. Lucas Miller (C) d. Carlos Suares Riesco 6-1, 6-0
4. Ryen Reid (C) d. Blake Covington 6-0, 6-1
5. Cason Hiers (C) d. Fernando Neto 6-3, 6-2
6. Adam Rocko (C) d. Pedro Pinassi  7-5, 7-6

Doubles
1. Ortiz/Reid (M) d. Patch/Picci 8-4
2. Reid/Hiers (C) d. Riesco/Neto 8-6
3. Iago Nunez/Brad Smethurst (C) d. Covington/Pinassi 8-5
RECORDS: Catawba 7-4, 3-1; Mars Hill 0-11, 0-5 SAC.


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 7, MARS HILL 2
Singles
1. Jasha Geerdink (M) d. Erisa Onchi 6-3, 6-4
2. Sophie Hirsch (C) d. Evan Lake 6-3, 6-1
3. Kristen Rocko (C) d. Dante Hart 6-4, 6-3
4. Olivia Wooldridge (C) d. Jade Henke 6-2, 4-6, 7-6
5. Maddy Henderson (C) d. Dani Potts 6-0, 6-1
6. Emily Corcoran (C) d. Hannah Hill 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
1. Onchi/Hirsch (C) d. Geerdink/Hart 8-6
2. Lake/Henke (M) d. Rocko/Wooldridge 8-4
3. Henderson/Corcoran (C) def. Hill/Sophia Pelaez 8-7
RECORDS: Catawba 9-2, 2-2 SAC; Mars Hill 4-7, 0-5 SAC.

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