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Men's Tennis Grabs 6-3 Victory Over J.C. Smith

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SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba picked up a 6-3 win over visiting Johnson C. Smith in men’s tennis action on Tuesday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  The Catawba Indians improve to 2-0, while the Golden Bulls fall to 1-2.

Catawba took a 2-1 lead after doubles and got key three-set wins in singles by Uri Yarkoni (Kelowna, BC, CANADA/Okanagan) and Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA) to grab the win.  Yarkoni, at #2, won 6-4 in the third after splitting tie-breakers in the first two sets with McKenzie Bean.  Mitchell lost a second-set tie-break then took the deciding set 7-5 at #3 over Aaron Hutchenson.

Mitchell also added a win in doubles.  Joining Mitchell with singles and doubles wins were Shaun Bridgewater (Sag Harbor, NY/Pierson HS) and Alex Kalmbach (Mason, OH/Mason HS).  Jason Stuckey earned two points for the Golden Bulls.


MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 6, J.C. SMITH 3
Singles
#1 Jason Stuckey (JCS) d. Alex Macdonald  6-2, 6-3
#2 Uri Yarkoni (C) d. McKenzie Bean  7-6, 6-7, 6-4
#3 Thomas Mitchell (C) d. Aaron Hutchenson  6-3, 6-7, 7-5
#4 Robert Butts (JCS) d. Tom McCormack  4-6, 7-6, 7-6
#5 Shaun Bridgewater (C) d. Jamil Jones  7-6, 6-3
#6 Alex Kalmbach (C) d. Jerald Stuckey  6-1, 6-0

Doubles
#1 Ja.Stuckey/Hutchenson (JCS) d. Yarkoni/McCormack  8-6
#2 Macdonald/Mitchell (C) d. Bean/Butts  8-1
#3 Bridgewater/Kalmbach (C) d. Jones/Je.Stuckey  8-1
RECORDS: Catawba 2-0, J.C. Smith 1-2

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