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. Sam MacNeil (BCM) def. Alex Macdonald (CATAWBA) 7-5, 6-2
2. Thomas Mitchell (CATAWBA) def. Beau Wills (BCM) 6-7, 7-5, 7-5
3. Rory Northam (BCM) def. Jess Goodall (CATAWBA) 7-6, 6-2
4. Matthew Nicholson (CATAWBA) def. Stefano Giovanolli (BCM) 6-4, 6-3
5. Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) def. George Finch (BCM) 6-1, 6-4
6. Kevin Budrawich (CATAWBA) def. Rob Havens (BCM) 6-1, 6-2
Doubles Related Item: Box Score
1. Sam MacNeil/Beau Wills (BCM) def. Thomas Mitchell/Uri Yarkoni (CATAWBA) 8-4
2. Alex Macdonald/Matthew Nicholson (CATAWBA) def. Rory Northam/Jonathon Lavelle (BCM) 8-3
3. George Finch/Stefano Giovanolli (BCM) def. Corey Eldridge/Jess Goodall (CATAWBA) 8-6