Tennis (W)

Lady Indians Drop Heartbreaker to Falcons

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MISENHEIMER, NC -- The Catawba Women’s Tennis team dropped a hard-fought match to Highway 52 rival Pfeiffer 5-4 Tuesday afternoon at the Knapp Tennis Center.  The Lady Falcons improve to 3-3, while the Lady Indians fall to 5-3.

Pfeiffer picked up two of the three doubles points to take an early 1-2 lead. Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W.Davidson) and Candace Hall (Denver, NC/E. Lincoln) picked up an easy win at #3 doubles, defeating Kaleigh Featherstone and Bailey Greene 8-1. 

The Lady Indians needed four singles wins to clinch the match. Maggie McKee (Mt. Airy, NC/Mt. Airy), Hall and Myers all won in singles for Catawba.  McKee lost the first set of her match 6-1, but rallied to win the next 13 games and took the next two sets 7-5, 6-0.

The final match came down to Steffi Cook (Alpharetta, GA/Milton) at #4 singles.  After a long, three and a half hour battle, she fell in three sets to the Lady Falcon’s Briana Oliver 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Catawba begins South Atlantic Conference play Wednesday at the Johnson Tennis Center against the Anderson Trojans at 2:00 p.m.

Singles
1. Alena Krutkina (PUW) def. Sloan Kessler (CATAWBA) 6-1, 6-0
2. Taylor Lindsay (PUW) def. Ally Prior (CATAWBA) 6-1, 6-2
3. Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) def. Chelsi Haefele (PUW) 1-6, 7-5, 6-0
4. Briana Oliver (PUW) def. Steffi Cook (CATAWBA) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
5. Candace Hall (CATAWBA) def. Kaleigh Featherstone (PUW) 6-1, 6-1
6. Olivia Myers (CATAWBA) def. Sarah Yates (PUW) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles
1. Alena Krutkina/Taylor Lindsay (PUW) def. Sloan Kessler/Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) 8-1
2. Chelsi Haefele/Briana Oliver (PUW) def. Ally Prior/Steffi Cook (CATAWBA) 8-2
3. Candace Hall/Olivia Myers (CATAWBA) def. Kaleigh Featherstone/Bailey Greene (PUW) 8-1
 

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