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Men's Tennis Rally Falls Just Short in 5-4 Loss to Queens

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SALISBURY, NC -- Queens held on to defeat host Catawba 5-4 in men’s tennis action on Tuesday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  The Royals improve to 3-2, while the Catawba Indians fall to 3-2.

Queens built a 4-1 lead after winning two of three doubles matches and grabbing two singles wins, but Catawba fought back to even the match with three-set wins by Sean Soltan (Vetlanda, SWEDEN/Njudungsgymnasiet), Cyle Petersen (Campbell River, BC, CANADA/Timberline HS) and Dana Pallesen (Calgary, Alberta, CANADA/W. Canada HS) to even the match.  Tom McCormack (Winchester, ENGLAND/Symonds) went to a third set and held a match point at 5-4, but Ryan Wall rallied back for a 7-5 win.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
QUEENS 5, CATAWBA 4
 
Singles
#1 Sean Soltan (C) d. Vivek Yadav 2-6, 6-3, 7-6
#2 Ankit Mody (Q) d. Bryce Cockerham 6-1, 6-4
#3 Jonathon O’Rourke (Q) d. Hector Bousoulas 6-3 ret.
#4 Cyle Petersen (C) d. Matthew Abramowitz 6-7, 6-3, 6-4
#5 Dana Pallesen (C) d. Edwin Ramirez 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
#6 Ryan Wall (Q) d. Tom McCormack 6-7, 7-5, 7-5

Doubles
#1 Yavek/Mody (Q) d. Soltan/Cockerham 8-1
#2 O’Rourke/Ramirez (Q) d. Pallesen/McCormack 8-1
#3 Bousoulas/Petersen (C) d.Abramowitz/Wall 8-6
RECORDS: Catawba 3-2, Queens 3-2

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