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Tennis Teams Falls to Newberry

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ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Catawba lost to Newberry in men’s and women’s non-conference tennis action on Tuesday afternoon. Newberry’s men won 8-1, while the women pulled out a 5-4 victory. Both Newberry teams improve to 3-0. The Catawba women are now 2-1 with the men falling to 1-2 as they continue to play without its regular lineup due to injuries.

Catawba gave up points to forfeits at #3 doubles and #6 doubles and were in an early 4-0 hole after doubles. Vid Rados claimed the point for the Catawba Indians with his straight-set singles win at the #5 position.

The women battled to the final point, but Newberry held off the Lady Indians with a three-set win at #4 singles. Newberry led 2-1 after doubles with Catawba’s Sophie Hirsh and Isabel Benoit claiming a tiebreaker at #2. Hirsh and Benoit went on to claim singles win as did Erisa Onchi at the #1 position.

After Kristen Rocko and Rebecca Martinez split the opening two sets at #4 singles setting up the final set. Rocko trailed 5-3 in the final set, but fought off two match points to force a tiebreaker. Martinez was able to edge Rocko 7-5 in the tiebreaker for the final point of the match.

The match concluded the fall schedule for the men. The women will face Lenoir-Rhyne in a non-conference match on Thursday in Hickory, N.C., at 2 p.m.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
NEWBERRY 8, CATAWBA 1
Singles
1. Edison Ambarzumjan (N) d. Lucas Miller 6-2, 7-5
2. Jose Navarro (N) d. Ryen Reid 6-2, 6-3
3. Nikhil Mannepalli (N) d. Adam Rocko  7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 11-9
4. Angel Pizarro (N) d. Samuel Schwarz 6-2, 6-1
5. Vid Rados (C) d. Logan Adkins 6-1, 4-1
6. Alex Amble (N) won by forfeit

Doubles
1. Ambarzumjan/Navarro (N) d. Miller/Reid 8-2
2. Mannepalli/Pizarro (N) d. Rocko/Schwarz 8-3
3. Adkins/Jordan Monosky (N) won by forfeit
RECORDS: Newberry 3-0, Catawba 1-2.


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
NEWBERRY 5, CATAWBA 4
Singles
1. Erisa Onchi (C) d. Amanda Carrillo 6-1, 6-2
2. Sophie Hirsh (C) d. Elisa Aguirre 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
3. Marta Gomar (N) d. Olivia Wooldridge 2-6, 6-0, 6-3
4. Rebecca Martinez (N) d. Kristen Rocko 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Lucia Davila (N) d. Emily Corcoran 6-2, 6-0
6. Isabel Benoit (C) d. Sophie Moore  6-0, 6-0

Doubles
1. Carrillo/Aguirre (N) d. Onchi/Wooldridge 8-1
2. Hirsh/Benoit (C) d. Martinez/Davila 8-7 (7-4)
3. Gomar/Moore (N) d. Rocko/Corcoran 8-4
RECORDS: Newberry 3-0, Catawba 2-1.

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