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Wingate Rallies In Singles Play to Top Men's Tennis

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SALISBURY, NC -- Visiting Wingate University defeated the Catawba Indians 6-3 in South Atlantic Conference men’s tennis action on Wednesday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  The Bulldogs improve to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in the SAC.  Catawba falls to 10-6 and 0-3 in confernce play.

Catawba led 2-1 after doubles, but Wingate stormed back to win five singles matches.  Mathew Lichtenstein and Braeden Patchell each had a wins in both singles and double for the Bulldogs.

Catawba’s lone win in singles action came from freshman Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi HS) at the #6 slot.  Nicholson also picked up a point in doubles play when partnered with teammate Alex Macdonald (Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND/ Hutt International HS) for an 8-5 win.  Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/ Pendelton School) and Pierce Hoover (Durham, NC/ N. Durham HS) also teamed up for an 8-4 doubles win.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
WINGATE 6, CATAWBA 3
Singles competition
1. Matthew Lichtenstein (W) d. Jess Goodall    6-4, 6-1
2. Andrew Owen (W) d. Thomas Mitchell     6-2, 7-5
3. Flavio Rathsam (W) d. Alex Macdonald     6-2, 6-2
4. Braeden Patchell (W) d. Pierce Hoover     6-1, 6-4
5. Fernando Montemurro (W) d. Tom McCormack    6-4, 7-5
6. Matthew Nicholson (C) d. Greg Machado    3-6, 6-1, 10-7

Doubles competition
1. Mitchell/Hoover (C) d. Owen/Rathsam     8-4
2. Lichtenstein/Patchell (W) d. McCormack/Uri Yarkoni   8-4
3. Macdonald/Nicholson (C) d. Montemurro/Ryan Forbes   8-5
Records: Catawba 10-6 (0-3 SAC), Wingate 9-3 (2-0 SAC)

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