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Men's Tennis Opens Season With Win Over Pfeiffer

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MISENHEIMER, N.C. -- Catawba opened its men’s tennis season with a 7-2 win at Pfeiffer on Wednesday afternoon at the Knapp Tennis Courts. Catawba is 1-0, while the Falcons go to 1-1.

The Catawba Indians took a 2-1 lead after doubles, getting a win in a tiebreaker at the #1 position. Lucas Miller and Luca Picci took a 9-8 decision with a 7-4 count in the tiebreaker. Catawba went on to post five singles wins to earn the victory.

Ryen Reid, Cason Hiers, Adam Rocko and Sam Schwarz took straight set wins at the top four flights. Vid Rados fought back from down 0-6, 0-2 to win in three sets. He won 12 of the last 14 games to post the 0-6, 6-3, 6-1 win.

The Catawba men will play in the Southeast ITA Individual Championships this weekend in Sumter, S.C.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 7, PFEIFFER 2
Singles
1. Ryen Reid (C) d. Barwinski 7-6 (7-1), 6-2
2. Cason Hiers (C) d. Weir 6-3, 6-2
3. Adam Rocko (C) d. Hubble 6-2, 6-4
4. Sam Schwarz (C) d. Loww 6-4, 6-1
5. Vid Rados (C) d. Ruiz 0-6, 6-3, 6-1
6. Klinek (P) d. Christopher Derrick 6-1, 6-1

Doubles
1. Lucas Miller/Luca Picci (C) d. Barwinski 9-8 (7-4)
2. Hubble/Ruiz (P) d. Reid/Hiers 8-2
3. Rocko/Schwarz (C) d. Loww/Elliott 8-2
RECORDS: Catawba 1-0, Pfeiffer 0-1.

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