Tennis (M)

Men's Tennis Picked Eighth in Preseason Poll

ROCK HILL, SC -- The Catawba men’s tennis team was picked to finish eighth in the 2012 South Atlantic Conference preseason poll.  The Catawba Indians placed senior Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School) on the preseason All-SAC team.  Catawba returns five of its top six players from last year’s 15-9 squad which finished seventh and suffered 5-4 defeats in four of its six league losses.

The men went 4-2 in its fall season.  Junior Alex Macdonald (Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND/Hutt International) played the top spot with Mitchell, who earned second team All-SAC honors last season, playing #2.  Junior Jess Goodall (Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA/Northcliff) was in the #3 slot.  The three also played the top three spots for Catawba last season.

Sophomore Pierce Hoover (Durham, NC/Durham HS) is again at the #4 position where he went 11-3 a year ago.  Moving up to #5 is sophomore Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi).  He was 5-1 in the fall after posting a 17-3 mark at #6 last year.  Senior Uri Yarkoni (Kelowna, BC, CANADA/Okanagan) moves into the #6 slot.

Corey Eldridge (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township) enters the lineup for doubles.  He was 4-1 with Yarkoni in the fall at #3.  Adding depth is sophomore Kevin Budrawich (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan HS) and senior Alex Kalmbach (Mason, OH/Mason HS).

Wingate garnered five first-place votes in a tight tally for the top spot in the poll.  The Bulldogs won the 2011 regular season.  Tournament champion Anderson was just points behind the Bulldogs and received four first-place nods.

Lincoln Memorial was slated as third with Brevard fourth.  Mars Hill received the other first-place vote and finished in a three-way tie for fifth with Newberry and Tusculum.
 
The league’s top-six teams will qualify for the 2012 Food Lion SAC Championship, which will be held on April 19-21 at the Rock Hill Tennis Center in Rock Hill, SC.

VideoVIDEO: Meet the 2012 Men's and Women's Tennis Teams


2012 SAC Men’s Tennis Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Team, Points (1st-place votes)
1. Wingate, 94 (5)
2. Anderson, 92 (4)
3. Lincoln Memorial, 79
4. Brevard, 55
5. Mars Hill, 54 (1)
5. Newberry, 54
5. Tusculum, 54
8. Catawba, 32
9. Carson-Newman, 26
10. Lenoir-Rhyne, 10


2012 SAC Men’s Tennis Preseason All-Conference Team

First Team
Stan Atema, Anderson
Deni Mehagic, Anderson
Sam MacNeil, Brevard
Philipp Hoffmann, Lincoln Memorial
Vinicius Botelho, Newberry
Matthew Lichtenstein, Wingate
Drew Owen, Wingate
Flavio Rathsam, Wingate

Second Team
Daniel Gonzalez, Anderson
Beau Wills, Brevard
Thomas Mitchell, Catawba
Tommy Brennan, Lenoir-Rhyne
Tom Goossens, Lincoln Memorial
Enrico Patriarca, Mars Hill
Lucas Simm, Mars Hill
Michael Saunders, Newberry

Today's Events

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, 9:00
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 12:30VideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 2:30AudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 5:00VideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM, 7:30VideoStats

Calendar

«October 2017»
1
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

2
October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

3
October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

89
October 9

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

10
October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

11
October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

1516
October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

17
October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

20
October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

21
October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

25
October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

28
October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

293031
October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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