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Men's Tennis earns 7-2 win over Carson-Newman

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba College knocked off visiting Carson-Newman 7-2 in South Atlantic Conference men's tennis action at Johnson Tennis Center on Friday afternoon. The Tribe men move to 5-3 overall and 1-1 in the SAC, while the Eagles fall to 1-5 and 0-1. Catawba played with only five players and Carson-Newman received two forfeits. The Indians won both doubles and all five singles matches that were contested. The Tribe easily won the doubles, both 8-2, while taking all five tightly contested singles matches. Jose Velazquez (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) rallied from a set down at #1 singles, winning the second set in a tie-break. Andrew Sufficool (Brooksville, Fla.), at #5, also fought back from losing the first set and also a 5-2 deficit in the third set to win. Eric Noll (Monmouth Junction, N.J.) won in straight sets, coming back form a 5-2 deficit in the second set at #3 singles. Geoff Fouad (Missouri City, Texas) won in straight sets with a tie-break in the second and Alvin Owusu (Powder Springs, Ga.) took a straight sets win at #3 singles. MENíS MATCH RESULTS CATAWBA 7, CARSON-NEWMAN 2 Singles #1 Jose Valezquez (C) d. Ricardo Gutierrez 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 #2 Eric Noll (C) d. Rafael Soares 6-4, 7-5 #3 Alvin Owusu (C) d. Joaquin Goni 6-1, 6-2 #4 Geoff Fouad (C) d. Travis Bauguess 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) #5 Andrew Sufficool (C) d. Brett Blocker 6-7 (6-8), 6-1, 7-5 #6 Preston Sneed (CN) won by forfeit Doubles #1 Valezquez/Fouad (C)d. Gutierrez/Soares 8-2 #2 Noll/Owusu (C) d. Bauguess/Blocker 8-2 #3 Goni/Sneed (CN) won by forfeit RECORDS: Catawba 5-3, 1-1 SAC; Carson-Newman 1-5, 0-1 SAC. #######

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