Tennis (W)

Women's Tennis Rolls, Men Fall in Tight Match at Bluefield State

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BLUEFIELD, WV -- Catawba concluded the fall portion of its men’s and women’s tennis schedule by splitting matches with Bluefield State on Thursday afternoon.  The Catawba women rolled to a 9-0 win, but the men suffered a tight 5-4 loss to the Big Blues.  Both teams stand at 4-2 on the year.

The men led 2-1 after doubles, but Bluefield fought back in singles, winning tight matches at #1, #3, #4 and the #5 slots.  Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA) claimed wins in doubles and single, rallying from a 7-2 deficit in a third-set super tiebreaker to win 10-8. 

Catawba’s women lost just two games in doubles and four in singles in sweeping to the victory.  Maggie McKee (Mt. Airy, NC/Mt. Airy HS), Steffi Cook (Alpharetta, GA/Milton HS) and Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson HS) did not drop a game in their singles wins. 


MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
BLUEFIELD STATE 5, CATAWBA 4
Singles competition
Singles
#1 Shikhar Kapur (B) d. Alex Macdonald 7-6, 6-4
#2 Thomas Mitchell (C) d. Vlad Catlan 5-7, 7-5, 10-8
#3 Pietr Kruk (B) d. Jess Goodall 6-0, 7-6
#4 Conner Pickering (B) d. Pierce Hoover 6-0, 6-4
#5 Niklas Sparr (B) d. Matthew Nicholson 7-6, 3-6, 10-8 ST
#6 Uri Yarkoni (C) won by default

Doubles
#1 Mitchell/Hoover (C) d. Catlan/Sparr  9-8
#2 Kapur/Kruk (B) d. Macdonald/Nicholson 8-6
#3 Yarkoni/Corey Eldridge (C) won by default
RECORDS: Catawba 4-2


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 9, BLUEFIELD ST. 0
Singles
#1 Ally Prior (C) d. Sierra Hanks 6-2, 6-1
#2 Sloan Kessler (C) d. Bryttne Morrow 6-1, 6-0
#3 Maggie McKee (C) d. Megan Meeks 6-0, 6-0
#4 Steffi Cook (C) d. Quartney Settle 6-0, 6-0
#5 Olivia Myers (C) d. Kristine Price 6-0, 6-0
#6 Candace Hall (C) won by default

Doubles
#1 Kessler/McKee (C) d. Hanks/Morrow 8-2
#2 Prior/Cook (C) d. Meeks/Settle 8-0
#3 Myers/Hall won by default
RECORDS: Catawba 4-2

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