Tennis (W)

Tennis Teams Close out Hilton Head Trip with Pair of Wins


HILTON HEAD, SC -- The Catawba tennis teams wrapped up competition Wednesday afternoon with victories over Trine University at Hilton Head. The Lady Indians won 7-2 and better their record to 7-8 while the men triumphed 9-0 and stand at 12-5.

Ally Prior (Raleigh, NC/Wakefield HS) and Steffi Cook ( Alpharetta, GA/Milton HS ) shutout Trine’s Samantha Willmann and Chrissy Uphaus in #2 doubles 8-0 while the #3 team of Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson HS) and Candace Hall ( Denver, NC/E. Lincoln HS) eked out an 8-6 victory over Erin Kwaske and Kaylynne Goeglein.

In singles play #3 Maggie McKee (Mt. Airy, NC/Mt. Airy HS) defeated Erin Kwaske 6-1, 6-4 and #6 Hannah Kovach ( Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) got by Kaylynne Goeglein 6-3, 6-2.

The men produced their third shutout in four days as singles and doubles swept through competition. Alex Macdonald ( Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND/Hutt International HS) fought off Joe Dunbar of Trine 4-6, 6-1, 10-6 in #1 singles, the only match to go thee sets. Matthew Nicholson ( Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi HS) defeated Joey Clark 6-2, 6-3 in the #4 slot.

Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School) and Uri Yarkoni ( Kelowna, BC, CANADA/Okanagan HS) had their hands full in the #1 doubles match but slid by Dan Desper and Joe Dunbar 8-6.

The Catawba tennis teams will travel to Belmont Abbey on Mar. 16 at 3 p.m. for their next match.

1. Jessica Huhnke (TRINEW) def. Sloan Kessler (CATAWBA) 7-6, 6-1
2. Ally Prior (CATAWBA) def. Chrissy Uphaus (TRINEW) 6-2, 6-0
3. Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) def. Erin Kwaske (TRINEW) 6-1, 6-4
4. Steffi Cook (CATAWBA) def. Lauren Schlueter (TRINEW) 6-0, 6-0
5. Candace Hall (CATAWBA) def. Samantha Willmann (TRINEW) 6-2, 6-2
6. Hannah Kovach (CATAWBA) def. Kaylynne Goeglein (TRINEW) 6-3, 6-2

1. Jessica Huhnke/Lauren Schlueter (TRINEW) def. Sloan Kessler/Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) 8-3
2. Ally Prior/Steffi Cook (CATAWBA) def. Samantha Willmann/Chrissy Uphaus (TRINEW) 8-0
3. Candace Hall/Olivia Myers (CATAWBA) def. Erin Kwaske/Kaylynne Goeglein (TRINEW) 8-6

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