Tennis (W)

Tennis Splits Match with Mars Hill


SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba men squeezed by the Lions of Mars Hill 5-4 as the women fell 6-3 to the Lady Lions Thursday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center. The men improve to 7-4 overall and 1-2 in the South Atlantic Conference while the women drop to 5-6 and 0-3.

The men started strong by sweeping the doubles action as #1 Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School) and Pierce Hoover (Durham, NC/N. Durham HS) won 8-4, #2 Alex MacDonald (Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND/Hutt International HS) and Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi HS) claimed a 8-5 victory and #3 Corey Eldridge (Sewell,NJ/Washington Township HS) and Uri Yarkoni (Kelowna,BC,CANADA/Okanagan HS) won 8-2.

Hoover (6-2, 6-1) at #4 and Nicholson (6-4, 6-3) at #5 were the only singles winners for the Indians.

Candace Hall (Denver, NC/E. Lincoln HS) picked up the only earned win for the women at #5 singles with an easy 6-0, 6-2 defeat of Mars Hill’s Jordan Dockery. Hannah Kovach (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) at #6 singles along with the #3 doubles team of Hall and Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson HS) won by default.

Catawba next travels to compete in a tournament Mar. 4-7 at Hilton Head, SC.


1. Erika Pinate (MHCW) def. Sloan Kessler (CATAWBA) 6-1, 6-2
2. Tatiana Dualiby (MHCW) def. Ally Prior (CATAWBA) 6-3, 6-0
3. Anna Rickenbaker (MHCW) def. Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) 6-0, 6-4
4. Jazqueline Rouquet (MHCW) def. Steffi Cook (CATAWBA) 6-3, 6-1
5. Candace Hall (CATAWBA) def. Jordan Dockery (MHCW) 6-0, 6-2
6. Hannah Kovach (CATAWBA) def. default (MHCW), by default

1. Erika Pinate/Tatiana Dualiby (MHCW) def. Maggie McKee/Sloan Kessler (CATAWBA) 8-1
2. Anna Rickenbaker/Jazqueline Rouquet (MHCW) def. Steffi Cook/Ally Prior (CATAWBA) 8-6
3. Candace Hall/Olivia Myers (CATAWBA) def. default/default (MHCW), by default

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