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Tennis Teams Fall at Tusculum

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Catawba dropped a pair of South Atlantic Conference tennis matches to host Tusculum on Sunday afternoon at the Nichols Tennis Complex. Tusculum picked up a 6-3 win on the men’s side and topped the Catawba women 9-0. The Pioneer men improve to 10-4 overall and 1-2 in the SAC with the women moving to 13-0 and 3-0. The Catawba Indian men stand at 2-6 and 0-3 with the women dropping to 3-6 and 0-3.

Catawba’s men fell behind 3-0 after doubles, but fought back to split the six singles matches. Luci Picci won at #1 in straight sets as did Cason Hiers at #5. Ryen Reid won first and second set tiebreakers to claim his win at #3. He rallied from 5-1 down in set two to force the tiebreak.

The women were blanked by the Pioneers. Erisa Onchi went to three sets at #1 before losing a final super tiebreaker 11-9. Kirsten Saltus forced a tiebreak in her pro set at #6 before falling.

The tennis teams will next host Newberry in matches moved to Thursday at 2 pm.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
TUSCULUM 6, CATAWBA 3
Singles
1. Luca Picci (C) d. Marco Meon 6-4, 6-2
2. Tomas Kmetko (T) d. Lucas Miller 6-3, 6-2
3. Ryen Reid (C) d. Yago Fernandez 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5)
4. Tashique Kader (T) d. Samuel Schwarz 6-3, 6-1
5. Cason Hiers (C) d. Jorge Cervantes 6-4, 6-1
6. Gabriel Yaguar (T) d. Adam Rocko 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Doubles
1. Kader/Yaguar (T) d. Picci/Miller 8-6
2. Fernandez/Toby de Klerk (T) d. Reid/Hiers 8-4
3. Cervantes/Eduardo Munoz (T) d. Schwarz/Rocko 8-2
RECORDS: Tusculum 10-4, 1-2 SAC; Catawba 2-6, 0-3 SAC.


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
TUSCULUM 9, CATAWBA 0
Singles
1. Katarina Majorova (T) d. Erisa Onchi 4-6, 6-1, 11-9
2. Franziska Funke (T) d. Sophie Hirsch 6-0, 6-1
3. Annie McCullough (T) d. Olivia Wooldridge 6-1, 6-2
4. Caitlin McCullough (T) d. Kristen Rocko 8-1
5. Africa Mota (T) d. Emily Corcoran 6-2, 6-2
6. Brittani Brooks (T) d. Kirsten Saltus 8-7 (7-2)

Doubles
1. A.McCullough/C.McCullough (T) d. Onchi/Wooldridge 8-6
2. Majorova/Funke (T) d. Hirsch/Isabel Benoit 8-1
3. Mota/Amber Lackey (T) d. Rocko/Corcoran 8-3
RECORDS: Tusculum 13-0, 3-0 SAC; Catawba 3-6, 0-3 SAC.

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