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Tennis Splits with Carson-Newman

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JEFFERSON CITY, TN -- The Catawba men defeated Carson-Newman 5-4 and the women fell 6-3 to the Eagles Saturday afternoon at the C-N Tennis Complex. The match was moved to Knoxville racquet club after doubles due to inclement weather. The men improved to 14-5 overall and 3-2 in the South Atlantic Conference while the women drop to 8-10, 1-4.

The #1 doubles team of Uri Yarkoni (Kelowna, BC, CANADA/Okanagan HS) and Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School) were down 6-2, but battled back and won 9-8 over Dusty Davis and Eric Mueller.

At #4 singles Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi HS) was up 5-0 in the third set before Paul Birdsong came back and forced a tiebreaker. Nicholson ended up winning the match 6-2, 7-6, 7-6.

On the women’s side #5 singles Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson HS) defeated Megan Wilson 6-3, 3-6, 10-4 while #2 Ally Prior (Raleigh, NC/Wakefield HS) won over Erin Green 7-5, 6-4.

Sloan Kessler and Maggie McKee defeated Jen Ott and Erin Green 9-8 at #1 doubles.

Singles
1. Alex Macdonald (CATAWBA) def. Dusty Davis (CN) 6-4, 6-3
2. Warren McClure (CN) def. Thomas Mitchell (CATAWBA) 7-6, 7-6
3. Jess Goodall (CATAWBA) def. Derek Holdway (CN) 7-6, 6-2
4. Matthew Nicholson (CATAWBA) def. Paul Birdsong (CN) 6-2, 6-7, 7-6
5. Austin Mackay (CN) def. Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
6. Garret Duron (CN) def. Corey Eldridge (CATAWBA) 3-6, 6-4, 10-8

Doubles
1. Thomas Mitchell/Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) def. Dusty Davis/Eric Mueller (CN) 9-8
2. Alex Macdonald/Matthew Nicholson (CATAWBA) def. Paul Birdsong/Warren McClure (CN) 8-2
3. Derek Holdway/Austin Mackay (CN) def. Corey Eldridge/Jess Goodall (CATAWBA) 8-3

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