Tennis (M)

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


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.

Catawba vs. St. John Fisher

1. Thomas Mitchell (CATAWBA) def. John Whelehan (FISHER) 7-5, 6-2
2. Alex Macdonald (CATAWBA) def. Greg Duffy (FISHER) 6-1, 6-3
3. Jess Goodall (CATAWBA) def. Joseph Aquino (FISHER) 6-1, 6-0
4. Matthew Nicholson (CATAWBA) def. Daniel Parshall (FISHER) 6-0, 6-2
5. Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) def. Sheldon Mitchell (FISHER) 6-2, 6-1
6. Corey Eldridge (CATAWBA) def. Chris Maley (FISHER) 6-0, 6-1

1. Thomas Mitchell/Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) def. John Whelehan/Greg Duffy (FISHER) 8-2
2. Alex Macdonald/Matthew Nicholson (CATAWBA) def. Daniel Parshall/Sheldon Mitchell (FISHER) 8-3
3. Jess Goodall/Corey Eldridge (CATAWBA) def. Tom Quinzi/Pat McGrath (FISHER) 8-4

Catawba vs. Northern Kentucky

1. Berman, Guillaume (NKU) def. Alex Macdonald (CATAWBA) 4-6, 6-1, 10-7
2. Leroy, Martin (NKU) def. Thomas Mitchell (CATAWBA) 6-1, 6-3
3. Kohls, Pierce (NKU) def. Jess Goodall (CATAWBA) 6-4, 7-5
4. Correa, Andre (NKU) def. Matthew Nicholson (CATAWBA) 7-5, 6-3
5. Angulo, Christopher (NKU) def. Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) 6-2, 6-0
6. Caccamo, Jimmy (NKU) def. Corey Eldridge (CATAWBA) 6-4, 7-5

1. Fraser, Tyler/Kohls, Pierce (NKU) def. Thomas Mitchell/Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) 8-3
2. Berman, Guillaume/Leroy, Martin (NKU) def. Matthew Nicholson/Alex Macdonald (CATAWBA) 8-5
3. Correa, Andre/Schroeder, Drew (NKU) def. Corey Eldridge/Jess Goodall (CATAWBA) 8-2

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