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Tennis Teams Drop Matches to Carson-Newman

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba fell to Carson-Newman in men’s and women’s South Atlantic Conference tennis action on Sunday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  The Eagles won the men’s match 5-4 and the women’s match 8-1.  Both Carson-Newman teams move to 4-5 overall and 3-2 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indian men fall to 9-9 and 3-4, while the women are now 10-7 and 2-5.

Carson-Newman pulled out the men’s match by a single point.  The Eagles took two of three doubles matches then split the six singles matches.  Lucas Miller (Wellington, New Zealand) earned wins in singles and doubles for Catawba. 

Luca Picci (Harare, Zimbabwe) and Ryan Reid (Claremont, N.C./Newton-Conover) picked up singles wins for the Indians.  Adam Rocko (Johns Creek, Ga./Pincrest Academy) joined Miller in the win at #3 doubles.  Sophie Hirsch (Markkleeberg, Germany) earned the lone point for the women with a three-set win at the top flight.

Catawba will next host Lees-McRae on Wednesday at 2 pm.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CARSON-NEWMAN 5, CATAWBA 4
Singles
1. Joao Pedro Oliveria (C-N) d. Michael Patch 6-4, 6-4
2. Luca Picci (C) d. Stefano Daza 6-4, 6-3
3. Lucas Miller (C) d. Rodolpho Schwarz 6-4, 6-1
4. Ryen Reid (C) d. Marc Bantel 6-4, 6-4
5. Jesus Barcete (C-N) d. Cason Hiers 6-4, 7-5
6. Kevin Mendes (C-N) d. Adam Rocko 6-3, 6-3

Doubles
1. Daza/Schwarz (C-N) d. Patch/Picci 8-5
2. Oliveria/Gabriel Dabdab (C-N) d. Reid/Hiers 8-4
3. Miller/Rocko (CATM) d. Bantel/Barcete 8-5
RECORDS: Carson-Newman 4-5, 3-2 SAC; Catawba 9-9, 3-4 SAC

WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CARSON-NEWMAN 8, CATAWBA 1
Singles
1. Sophie Hirsch (C) d. Ali Harris 0-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Alisa Liashova (C-N) d. Kristen Rocko 7-5, 6-7, 6-1
3. Jill Corsato (C-N) d. Olivia Wooldridge 6-1, 6-4
4. Klara Vuckovic (C-N) d. Marina Geremias 6-3, 0-6, 10-8
5. Lindy Tatum (C-N) d. Maddy Henderson 6-2, 6-0
6. Sydney Ledington (C-N) d. Emily Corcoran 8-2

Doubles
1. Harris/Corsato (C-N) d. Hirsch/Wooldridge 8-2
2. Liashova/Vuckovic (C-N) d. Rocko/Henderson 8-2
3. Tatum/Ledington (C-N) d. Corcoran/Kirstin Saltus 8-6
RECORDS: Carson-Newman 4-5, 3-2 SAC; Catawba 10-7, 2-5 SAC

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