Tennis (W)

Tusculum Takes Two from Tennis


GREENEVILLE, TN -- The Tusculum men edged Catawba 5-4 and the Pioneer women shutout the Lady Indians 9-0 Sunday afternoon at the Nichols Tennis Complex. The men dropped to 14-6 overall and 3-3 in the South Atlantic Conference as the women fell to 8-11, 1-5.

Alex MacDonald (Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND/Hutt International HS) and Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi HS) lost a heartbreaker at #2 doubles to Paul Wiederspahn and Steven Lin. The duo had a match point but couldn’t hold on losing 9-8.

Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School) and Uri Yarkoni (Kelowna, BC, CANADA/Okanagan HS) won their #1 doubles match 9-8 against Lukas Winkelmann and Luis Zamora.

Mitchell, Nicholson and Jess Goodall (Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA/Northcliff HS) all picked up singles victories for Catawba.

For the women Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson HS) fought a tough match at #5 singles but fell 6-2, 6-2 to Kate Hutchinson.

Maggie McKee (Mt Airy, NC/Mt. Airy HS) and Sloan Kessler (Onalaska, WI/La Crosse Aquinas HS) battled at #1 doubles but lost 8-4 to Holly Verner and Katelyn Doss.

The tennis teams will host Newberry on Tuesday, March 27 at 2 p.m.


1. Holly Verner (TCW) def. Sloan Kessler (CATAWBA) 6-2, 6-0
2. Katelyn Doss (TCW) def. Ally Prior (CATAWBA) 6-3, 4-0, retired
3. Courtney Conley (TCW) def. Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) 6-1, 6-2
4. Taylor Patterson (TCW) def. Candace Hall (CATAWBA) 6-1, 6-0
5. Kate Hutchinson (TCW) def. Olivia Myers (CATAWBA) 6-2, 6-2
6. Megan Buckmaster (TCW) def. Hannah Kovach (CATAWBA) 6-1, 6-1


1. Holly Verner/Katelyn Doss (TCW) def. Sloan Kessler/Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) 8-4
2. Courtney Conley/Taylor Patterson (TCW) def. Ally Prior/Olivia Myers (CATAWBA) 8-0
3. Kate Hutchinson/Megan Buckmaster (TCW) def. Candace Hall/Hannah Kovach (CATAWBA) 8-1

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