Tennis Splits with Brevard
BREVARD, NC -- Catawba College men’s tennis team downed Brevard College 5-4 and the women were defeated 6-3 by the Tornados Monday afternoon at the McCoy Tennis Complex. The men improve to 16-8 overall and 4-5 in the South Atlantic Conference while the Lady Indians complete their season at 9-14 and 1-8.
In men’s doubles, the #2 team of Alex MacDonald (Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND/Hutt International HS) and Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi HS) were the lone winners 8-3 over Rory Northam and Jonathon Lavelle.
In singles action Thomas Mitchell (Nanaimo, BC, CANADA/Pendleton School) won a lengthy match at #2 against Brevard’s Beau Wills 6-7, 7-5 and 7-5. Catawba also picked up victories from Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi HS), Uri Yarkoni (Kelowna, BC, CANADA/Okanagan HS) and Kevin Budrawich (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan HS) to steal the win from the Tornados.
For the women, freshman Sloan Kessler (Onalaska, WI/La Crosse Aquinas HS) captured a win at #1 singles 7-6, 6-7 and 10-7 over Lindsay Hostetter. Steffi Cook (Alpharetta, GA/Milton HS) won 6-4, 6-1 at #4 while Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson HS) grabbed a victory at #6 6-2, 6-2.
The Lady Indians were swept in doubles play but Candace Hall (Denver, NC/E. Lincoln HS) and Hannah Kovach (Salisbury, NC/E. Rowan HS) put up a fight at #3 losing 8-5 to Elise Labus and Ana Drummond.
The Catawba men round out their season when they take on Barton College at home on Apr. 10 at 3 p.m.
1. Sloan Kessler (CATAWBA) def. Lindsay Hostetter (BCW) 7-6, 6-7, 10-7
2. Michelle Prata (BCW) def. Ally Prior (CATAWBA) 7-6, 6-2
3. Claire Dillman (BCW) def. Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) 6-1, 6-1
4. Steffi Cook (CATAWBA) def. Elise Labus (BCW) 6-4, 6-1
5. Jennifer Nyman (BCW) def. Candace Hall (CATAWBA) 6-0, 6-0
6. Olivia Myers (CATAWBA) def. Ana Drummond (BCW) 6-2, 6-2
Doubles Related Item: Box Score
1. Michelle Prata/Claire Dillman (BCW) def. Sloan Kessler/Maggie McKee (CATAWBA) 8-2
2. Lindsay Hostetter/Jennifer Nyman (BCW) def. Ally Prior/Steffi Cook (CATAWBA) 8-1
3. Elise Labus/Ana Drummond (BCW) def. Candace Hall/Hannah Kovach (CATAWBA) 8-5