March 19, 2011
Nicholson's Three-Set Win Lifts Men's Tennis to 5-4 Win Over Tusculum
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba pulled out a 5-4 win over visiting Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference men’s tennis action on Saturday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center. Freshman Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi) broke the tie with a three-set win at #6 singles as the Catawba Indians improve to 12-6 overall and 2-3 in the SAC. The Pioneers fall to 5-7 and 1-2.
Nicholson rallied from a set down as the only match yet completed to earn the winning point for Catawba. Freshman Pierce Hoover (Durham, NC/N. Durham HS) also rallied from a set down to earn a key point for the Indians at #4 singles. Luis Zamora helped get the Pioneers even with a three-set win at #3 singles.
Hoover, Nicholson and Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School) each took wins for Catawba in both singles and doubles. Catawba took two of three doubles for an early lead.
MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 5, TUSCULUM 4
#1 Tony Bujana (T) d. Jess Goodall 6-3, 6-2
#2 Thomas Mitchell (C) d. Oliver Smith 6-1, 6-1
#3 Luis Zamora (T) d. Alex Macdonald 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
#4 Pierce Hoover (C) d. Steven Lin 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
#5 Gui Carvalho (T) d. Tom McCormack 6-2, 7-5
#6 Matthew Nicholson (C) d. Drew Kiser 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
#1 Mitchell/Hoover (C) d. Bujana/Zamora 8-1
#2 Smith/Lin (T) d. McCormack/Uri Yarkoni 8-4
#3 Macdonald/Nicholson (C) d. Carvalho/Kiser 8-2
RECORDS: Catawba 12-6, 2-3 SAC; Tusculum 5-7, 1-2 SAC
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