Tennis (M)

King, Mitchell Help Men's Tennis Top Wingate

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WINGATE, NC -- Catawba held off host Wingate to claim a 5-3 win in men’s tennis action on Tuesday afternoon at the Wingate tennis courts.  The Catawba Indians improve to 2-1, while the Bulldogs drop their opener.  Freshmen Matt King (Concord, NSW, AUSTRALIA/Sydney Boys) and Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School) won key singles matches in third-set super tie-breakers to lead Catawba. 

King, who also won at #2 doubles, rallied from a set deficit to win his tie-breaker 15-13.  Mitchell came back after losing his second set for an 11-9 win in the tie-breaker.  Sean Soltan (Vetlanda, SWEDEN/Njudungsgynbasiet) also won in both singles and doubles action for Catawba.  Matt Lichtenstein claimed two points for the Bulldogs.


MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 5, WINGATE 3
Singles
#1 Matt King (C) def. Mitchell Lvovsky  0-6, 6-3, 15-13 ST
#2 Sean Soltan (C) def. Braeden Patchell  6-3, 6-4
#3 Thomas Mitchell (C) def. Drew Owen  6-4, 5-7, 11-9 ST
#4 Jose Valarezo (WIN) d. Cyle Petersen  2-6, 6-4, 10-5 ST
#5 Matt Lichtenstein (WIN) d. Tom McCormack  6-4, 6-1
#6 Louis Villarroel (W) led Uri Yarkoni (C) 4-3, DNF

Doubles
#1 Soltan/Yarkoni (C) d. Lvovsky/Patchell  9-7
#2 King/McCormack (C) d. Owen/Valarezo  8-5
#3 Lichtenstein/Brendan Molan (W) d. Corey Eldridge/Jan Roguska 8-1
RECORDS: Catawba 2-1, Wingate 0-1

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