March 5, 2017
Men's Tennis Falls Twice to Open Hilton Head Trip
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Catawba fell in its first two matches of its spring break trip to Hilton Head Island. The Catawba men lost to Northwood 6-3 on Saturday night and 7-2 to Palm Beach Atlantic on Sunday morning. The Catawba Indians are 7-7 on the year. Northwood improved to 2-1 and PBA to 3-2.
Freshman Cason Hiers (Fort Myers, Fla./Cypress Lake) has accounted for three of Catawba’s points. He claimed wins at #5 singles in both matches and teamed with Ryan Reid (Claremont, N.C./Newton-Conover) for a win over Northwood at #2 doubles.
Catawba had led Northwood after doubles as Michael Patch (Great Missenden, England) and Luca Picci (Harare, Zimbabwe) had won at #1 doubles, but only Hiers could win at singles in closely contested matches. The Indians could not grab a doubles point against Palm Beach Atlantic with Lucas Miller (Wellington, New Zealand) joining Hiers with a singles win.
The men will face Salem International on Monday and Michigan Tech on Tuesday to conclude its trip.
MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
NORTHWOOD 6, CATAWBA 3
1. Austin Woody (N) d. Michael Patch 6-4, 6-4
2. Kobus Sauerman (N) d. Luca Picci 6-3, 6-2
3. Francois Sauerman (N) d. Lucas Miller 6-1, 6-4
4. David Reinauer (N) d. Ryen Reid 6-3, 6-2
5. Cason Hiers (C) d. Lorenz Bialkowski 4-6, 6-3, 10-5
6. Ivan Medvynskyi (N) d. Adam Rocko 6-1, 6-1
MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7, CATAWBA 2
1. Pato Zarazua (PBA) d. Michael Patch 7-5, 6-1
2. Rafael Lenz (PBA) d. Luca Picci 6-2, 6-1
3. Lucas Miller (C) d. Philipp Hoffmann 7-6, 6-7, 11-9
4. Bernardo Ferreira (PBA) d. Ryen Reid 6-3, 6-3
5. Cason Hiers (C) d. Carlos Meneses 6-1, 6-2
6. Stanislav Feofilov (PBA) d. Adam Rocko 6-0, 4-6, 10-8
1. Lenz/Ferreira (PBA) d. Patch/Picci 8-4
2. Zarazua/Pietro de Silva (PBA) d. Reid/Hiers 8-3
3. Hoffmann/Thomas Salmon (PBA) d. Iago Nunez/Brad Smethurst 8-1
RECORDS: Catawba 7-7, Palm Beach Atlantic 3-2.
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