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Both Tennis Teams Fall 7-2 at LMU

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HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Lincoln Memorial picked up 7-2 wins over Catawba in both men’s and women’s South Atlantic Conference tennis matches on Saturday afternoon at the LMU Tennis Complex.  The Railsplitter men improve to 11-2 overall and 4-1 in the SAC with the women moving to 9-3 and 3-2.  The Catawba Indians men fall to 11-10 and 4-5 and the women to 11-9 and 2-7.

Catawba grabbed a point early in the women’s match as Kristen Rocko (Johns Creek, Ga./Pinecrest Academy) and Olivia Wooldridge (Wellington, New Zealand) earned an 8-5 win at the top flight.  The only other point for the Lady Indians came at #3 singles as Marina Geremias (Girona, Spain) claimed a three-set win.

The Catawba men fell behind 3-0 after doubles, losing in a tiebreaker at the top flight.  Michael Patch (Great Missenden, England) won in straight sets for Catawba at #1 singles, while Cason Hiers (Ft. Myers, Fla./Cypress Lake) got the other point at the #5 spot.

Both teams return to SAC action on Tuesday, traveling to Queens for 2 pm matches.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7, CATAWBA 2
Singles
1. Michael Patch (C) d. Joshua Coulthard 6-3, 7-6
2. Xavier Marti (LMU) d. Luca Picci 7-5, 3-0, retired
3. Joshua Peress (LMU) d. Lucas Miller 7-5, 6-3
4. Pepe Batalla (LMU) d. Ryen Reid 6-2, 6-3
5. Cason Hiers (C) d. Carlos Zunino 8-4
6. Moritz Hoerner (LMU) d. Adam Rocko 6-2, 7-5

Doubles
1. Coulthard/Jake Tuchmann (LMU) d. Patch/Picci 9-8
2. Marti/Peress (LMU) d. Reid/Hiers 8-4
3. Batalla/David Segarra (LMU) d. Miller/Rocko 8-2
RECORDS: LMU 11-2, 4-1 SAC; Catawba 11-10, 4-5 SAC

WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7, CATAWBA 2
Singles
1. Priscilla Bulandres (LMU) d. Kristen Rocko 6-4, 6-2
2. Marta Pinol (LMU) d. Olivia Wooldridge 6-3, 6-0
3. Marina Geremias (C) d. Julia Loos 6-4, 2-6, 10-4
4. Roksolana Prudyvus (LMU) d. Maddy Henderson 6-3, 6-4
5. Javiera Gonzalez (LMU) d. Emily Corcoran 6-2, 6-1
6. Angelica Solano (LMU) d. Kirstin Saltus 8-3

Doubles
1. Rocko/Wooldridge (C) d. Bulandres/Kiersten Waugh 8-5
2. Loos/Johanna Delisse (LMU) d. Henderson/Geremias 8-1
3. Gonzalez/Solano (LMU) d. Corcoran/Saltus 8-1
RECORDS: LMU 9-3, 3-2 SAC; Catawba 11-9, 2-7 SAC

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