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Yarkoni Rallies in Three Sets to Give Men's Tennis 5-4 Win Over Lenoir-Rhyne

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SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba pulled out a 5-4 win over visiting Lenoir-Rhyne in South Atlantic Conference men’s tennis action on Monday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  Uri Yarkoni (Kelowna, BC, CANADA/Okanaga HS) rallied from a set down to earn the deciding point at #6 singles.  The Catawba Indians improve to 10-8 overall and 1-4 in the SAC, while the Bears fall to 6-14 and 0-7.

Lenoir-Rhyne held a 2-1 after doubles, winning at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots.  The Bears would hold a 4-2 lead after the top three singles flights were completed, but Catawba won at the three lower flights to take the match.  John Finchardt and Hernando Saavedra won in both singles and double for Lenoir-Rhyne.  Finchardt won a three-set match at #1 singles.  Matt King (Concord,NSW,AUSTRALIA/Sydney Boys) and Tom McCormick (Winchester, ENGLAND/Symonds) won for Catawba in singles and doubles.


MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 5, LENOIR-RHYNE 4
Singles
#1 John Fichardt (LR) d. Shahin Soltan 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
#2 Matt King (C) d. Barry Fichardt 6-4, 6-4
#3 Hernando Saavedra (LR) d. Tom Mitchell 6-1, 7-5
#4 Cyle Petersen (C) d. Graydon Dunn 6-2, 6-2
#5 Tom McCormack (C) d. Nate Summer 6-1, 6-2
#6 Uri Yarkoni (C) d. Brian Reid 3-6, 6-4, 6-1

Doubles
#1 J.Fichardt/B.Fichardt (LR) d. Soltan/Yarkoni  8-6
#2 King/McCormack (C) d. Dunn/Summer 8-1
#3 Saavedra/Reid (LR) d. Mitchell/Corey Eldridge 8-4
RECORDS: Catawba 10-8, 1-4 SAC; Lenoir-Rhyne

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