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Men's Tennis Gets First League Win Against Carson-Newman

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SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba earned its first league win with a 7-2 victory 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 11-6 overall and 1-3 in the SAC, while the Eagles fall to 3-7 and 0-2.

Catawba picked a pair of doubles wins for the early lead then took five singles victories, two in super tiebreakers, for the final result.  Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School), Pierce Hoover (Durham, NC/N. Durham HS) and Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi) each claimed wins in singles and double for Catawba.  Derek Holdway earned the lone singles win for the Eagles at the #3 flight.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 7, CARSON-NEWMAN 2
Singles
#1 Jess Goodall (CAT) d. Trent Slagle  7-5, 6-0
#2 Thomas Mitchell (CAT) d. Dusty Davis  6-4, 6-4
#3 Derek Holdway (CN) d. Alex Macdonald  6-3, 6-4
#4 Pierce Hoover (CAT) d. Chris Acker  6-1, 6-1
#5 Tom McCormack (CAT) d. Adriano Kira  6-3, 6-7, 10-4
#6 Matthew Nicholson (CAT) d. Paul Birdsong  6-4, 3-6, 10-2

Doubles
#1 Mitchell/Hoover (CAT) d. Slagle/Matthew White  8-3
#2 Kira/Birdsong (CN) d. McCormack/Uri Yarkoni  8-6
#3 Macdonald/Nicholson (CAT) d. Holdway/Dalton Moore  8-6
RECORDS: Catawba 11-6, 1-3 SAC; Carson-Newman 3-7, 0-2 SAC

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