March 28, 2012
Tennis Teams Fall to Newberry
SALISBURY, NC -- Newberry College defeated the Catawba women 7-2 and the men 6-3 at The Johnson Tennis Center on Tuesday afternoon. The men drop to 14-7 overall and 3-4 in the South Atlantic Conference, while the Lady Indians fall to 8-12 and 1-6.
In women’s action, the Wolves were able to grab two of the three doubles matches to gain early momentum. Catawba was able to win at #2 with a 9-7 victory by sophomores Ally Prior (Raleigh, NC/Wakefield) and Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson) over Newberry’s Romina Adum and Emily Helsel.
Newberry took five of the six singles contests. Olivia Myers won at the #5 position for Catawba with a 6-1, 6-3 defeat over Marina Ziehe.
In doubles play for the men, Alex MacDonald (Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND/Hutt International HS) and Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi HS) at #2 were the only winners as they defeated Mohammed Chakir/David Sons 8-3.
Jess Goodall (Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA/Northcliff HS) won 6-4, 6-0 over Chakir at #3 singles and Nicholson at #4 was victorious against Cal Loveridge in a three-setter 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Catawba travels to Wingate on Wednesday for a SAC match with the Bulldogs. First serve is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
1. Michael Saunders (NEWM) def. Alex Macdonald (CATAWBA) 6-4, 6-3
2. Vinicius Botelho (NEWM) def. Thomas Mitchell (CATAWBA) 6-4, 6-2
3. Jess Goodall (CATAWBA) def. Mohammed Chakir (NEWM) 6-4, 6-0
4. Matthew Nicholson (CATAWBA) def. Cal Loveridge (NEWM) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
5. Carlos Nicolopulos (NEWM) def. Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
6. David Sons (NEWM) def. Kevin Budrawich (CATAWBA) 6-3, 4-6, 10-5
1. Vinicius Botelho/Michael Saunders (NEWM) def. Thomas Mitchell/Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) 8-2
2. Alex Macdonald/Matthew Nicholson (CATAWBA) def. Mohammed Chakir/David Sons (NEWM) 8-3
3. Cal Loveridge/Carlos Nicolopulos (NEWM) def. Jess Goodall/Kevin Budrawich (CATAWBA) 8-5
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