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Women's Tennis Wins Big as Men Split at Hilton Head

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HILTON HEAD, SC -- The Catawba women picked up a shutout win over St. John Fisher 9-0 Monday in Hilton Head while the men also defeated St. John Fisher 9-0 and lost to Northern Kentucky 9-0. The women improved to 6-7 overall and the men’s record went to 9-5.

Against St. John Fisher Sloan Kessler (Onalaska, WI/La Crosse Aquinas HS) was at #1 singles and won a tight match with Elana Vahl 6-7, 6-1, 10-6 after dropping the first match. Kessler and Maggie McKee (Mt Airy, NC/Mt. Airy HS) just got by Vahl and Marissa Rotundo 9-8 at #1 doubles in a back-and-forth match.

Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School) at #1 singles won the closest match versus St. John Fisher 7-5, 6-2 over John Whelehan. In doubles action, #3 Corey Eldridge (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township HS) and Jess Goodall (Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA/Northcliff HS) won an 8-4 match over Tom Quinzi and Pat McGrath.

Against Northern Kentucky Alex MacDonald (Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND/Hutt International HS) switched to #1 singles and put up a fight against Guillaume Berman before losing 4-6, 6-1, 10-7. MacDonald and Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi HS) dropped an 8-5 decision to Berman and Martin Leroy at #2 doubles.

Both teams play Chestnut Hill, PA on Tuesday and the men will also play USC Lancaster.

Singles
 
1. Sloan Kessler (CATAWBA) def. Elana Vahl (FISHERW) 6-7, 6-1, 10-6
2. Ally Prior (CATAWBA) def. Katie Pasier (FISHERW) 6-1, 6-1
3. Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) def. Marissa Rotundo (FISHERW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Steffi Cook (CATAWBA) def. Sania Zaki (FISHERW) 6-0, 6-1
5. Candace Hall (CATAWBA) def. Kimberly Phimsipasom (FISHERW) 6-1, 6-3
6. Hannah Kovach (CATAWBA) def. Lauren Burke (FISHERW) 6-4, 6-1

Doubles
1. Sloan Kessler/Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) def. Elana Vahl/Marissa Rotundo (FISHERW) 9-8
2. Steffi Cook/Ally Prior (CATAWBA) def. Lauren Burke/Katie Pasier (FISHERW) 8-5
3. Candace Hall/Olivia Myers (CATAWBA) def. Sania Zaki/Kimberly Phimsipasom (FISHERW) 8-2 

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