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Men's Tennis Takes 5-4 Win Over Carson-Newman

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SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba rallied with four singles wins to take a 5-4 win over visiting Carson-Newman in South Atlantic Conference men’s tennis action on Friday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  The Catawba Indians improve to 11-8 overall and 2-4 in the SAC, while the Eagles fall to 3-9 and 3-5.

Carson-Newman won two of three doubles matches, but Catawba rallied winning singles at both the top two flights and the bottom two flights.  Catawba-Newman got singles wins from Trent Slagle, in two tiebreakers, and Adriano Kira, in three sets.  The duo had combined to win at #3 doubles for the Eagles.

Catawba’s Matt King (Concord,NSW,AUSTRALIA/Sydney Boys) and Tom McCormick (Winchester, ENGLAND/Symonds) won for Catawba in singles and doubles.  Sean Soltan (Vetlanda, SWEDEN/Njudungsgymnasiet) and Uri Yarkoni (Kelowna, BC/CANADA/Okanagan HS) picked up singles wins for the Indians.


MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 5, CARSON-NEWMAN 4
Singles
#1 Sean Soltan (CAT) d. Giuseppe Schwarz 6-3, 6-3
#2 Matt King (CAT) d. Jack Harvie 6-3, 7-5
#3 Trent Slagle (CN) d. Tom Mitchell 7-6, 7-6
#4 Adriano Kira (CN) d. Cyle Petersen 6-7, 6-3, 7-6
#5 Tom McCormack (CAT) d. Rudolfo Schwarz 6-4, 6-4
#6 Uri Yarkoni (CAT) d. Chris Acker 6-3, 6-4

Doubles
#1 G.Schwarz/R.Schwarz (CN) d. Soltan/Yarkoni 8-6
#2 King/McCormack (CAT) d. Harvie/John Borthick 8-4
#3 Slagle/Kira (CN) d. Mitchell/Corey Eldridge 8-3
RECORDS: Catawba 11-8, 2-4 SAC; Carson-Newman 3-9, 3-5 SAC

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