Tennis (M)

LMU Takes Pair from Tennis


SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba men dropped an 8-1 match and the women 7-2 to the Railsplitters of Lincoln Memorial University Saturday at the Johnson Tennis Center. The men fall to 6-4 and the women stand at an even 5-5.

Maggie McKee (Mt Airy, NC/Mt. Airy HS) was the only singles winner for the Lady Indians as she dispatched LMU’s Alexander Granger 4-6, 6-3 and 7-5 at #3.

Sloan Kessler (Onalaska, WI/La Crosse Aquinas HS) and Steffi Cook (Alpharetta, GA/Milton HS) teamed up at #2 doubles to claim Catawba’s other victory. They outlasted Shena Joseph and Granger 8-5.

For the men, both #1 and #2 doubles teams were up 7-6 but could not hold on as the Railsplitters came back in each set to win 9-7.

Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School) got Catawba on the board with a solid 6-4, 6-1 win over LMU’s Will Sparks. Pierce Hoover (Durham, NC/N. Durham HS) came close to victory but dropped a three-setter to Alexey Minevskiy 6-4, 1-6 and 10-4.

Catawba plays a non-conference match at Winston-Salem State on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 3:00 p.m.


1. Philipp Hoffmann (LMU) def. Alex Macdonald (CATAWBA) 6-4, 6-2
2. Thomas Mitchell (CATAWBA) def. Will Sparks (LMU) 6-4, 6-1
3. Marcelo Alvim (LMU) def. Jess Goodall (CATAWBA) 7-6, 6-0
4. Alexey Minevskiy (LMU) def. Pierce Hoover (CATAWBA) 6-4, 1-6, 10-4
5. Tom Goossens (LMU) def. Matthew Nicholson (CATAWBA) 6-4, 6-2
6. Gabriel Martins (LMU) def. Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) 7-6, 6-4

1. Philipp Hoffmann/Tom Goossens (LMU) def. Thomas Mitchell/Pierce Hoover (CATAWBA) 9-7
2. Will Sparks/Marcelo Alvim (LMU) def. Alex Macdonald/Matthew Nicholson (CATAWBA) 9-7
3. Michael Koenen/Gabriel Martins (LMU) def. Corey Eldridge/Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) 8-6

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