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Velazquez clinches 5-4 win for Men's Tennis over Pfeiffer

SALISBURY, NC -- Senior Jose Velazquez (Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC) earned the clinching point as Catawba defeated visiting Pfeiffer 5-4 in men’s tennis action on Tuesday afternoon at Johnson Tennis Center.

Catawba improves to 2-0. Pfeiffer took a 2-1 lead after doubles winning at both #2 and #3, but Catawba came back with four singles wins to claim the match. Sean Soltan (Vetlanda, SWEDEN), Drew Ramsey (Raleigh, NC) and Shaun Bridewater (Sag harbor, NY) each won in straight sets to bring Catawba to four points.

Velazquez dropped the opening set in a tie-breaker, but rallied to win in three sets for the deciding point. AJ Flores and Frank Pouchet earned three-set wins in singles for the Falcons.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 5, PFEIFFER 4 Singles #1 Jose Velazquez (C) d. Mangal Sriam 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 #2 Sean Soltan (C) d. TJ Mauer 6-0, 6-4 #3 AJ Flores (P) d. Cyle Petersen 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 #4 Frank Pouchet (P) d. Kyle Thortsen 7-6, 3-6, 6-0 #5 Drew Ramsey (C) d. Ryan Kerr 6-2, 6-4 #6 Shaun Bridgewater (C) d. Chris Knowles 6-4, 6-1 Doubles #1 Velazquez/Ramsey (C) d. Sriam/Mauer 8-2 #2 Flores/Pouchet (P) d. Soltan/Petersen 8-5 #3 Kerr/Zach Shandor (P) d. Thortsen/Bridgewater 8-4 RECORDS: Catawba 2-0. #######

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