Tennis (M)

Reid and Hiers Earn Doubles Point in Loss to Wingate

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba fell to visiting Wingate in men’s and women’s South Atlantic Conference tennis action on Thursday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center. The Bulldog men won 8-1 to improve to 8-3 overall and 2-0 in the SAC. Wingate’s women claimed a 9-0 victory to up its record to 8-2 and 2-0. The Catawba men are 2-5 and 0-2 with the women 3-5 and 0-2.

Catawba’s men picked up its point at #2 doubles as Ryen Reid and Cason Hiers teamed to win 8-3. The Indians nearly went up 2-1, but fell at 8-6 at the #3 spot. Wingate came back to sweep the singles, all in straight sets.

The Lady Indians were shutout by Wingate. Sophie Hirsh and Isabel Benoit came closest in doubles, falling 8-6 at #2. Hirsh and Olivia Wooldridge forced their singles match to three sets before falling.

The tennis teams will travel to Tusculum on Saturday for matches that start at 1 pm.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8, CATAWBA 1
Singles
1. Daniel Belsito (W) d. Luca Picci 6-4, 6-2
2. Josep Canyadell (W) d. Lucas Miller 6-2, 6-1
3. Matthew Jones (W) d. Ryen Reid 6-4, 6-1
4. Enrico Giacomini (W) d. Samuel Schwarz 6-2, 7-5
5. Josh DuToit (W) d. Cason Hiers 8-3
6. Tamir Geva (W) d. Adam Rocko 8-6

Doubles
1. Belsito/DuToit (W) d. Picci/Miller 8-1
2. Reid/Hiers (C) d. Canyadell/Duncan Addison 8-3
3. Jones/Giacomini (W) d. Schwarz/Rocko 8-6
RECORDS: Wingate 8-3, 2-0 SAC; Catawba 2-5, 0-2 SAC.


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7, CATAWBA 2
Singles
1. Michela Verpelli (W) d. Erisa Onchi 6-2, 6-2
2. Claudia De Andreis (W) d. Sophie Hirsh 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
3. Chyi Lee (W) d. Olivia Wooldridge 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2
4. Marisa Ostoja (W) d. Kristen Rocko 6-1, 6-2
5. Sydney Homan (W) d. Emily Corcoran 8-0
6. Meredith Lee (W) d. Kirsten Saltus 8-0

Doubles
1. Verpelli/M. Lee (W) d. Onchi/Wooldridge 8-3
2. De Andreis/Homan (W) d. Hirsh/Isabel Benoit 8-6
3. C. Lee/Oroma Womeodu (W) d. Rocko/Corcoran 8-4
RECORDS: Wingate 8-2, 2-0 SAC; Catawba 3-5, 0-2 SAC.

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