Men's Tennis Grabs 7-2 Win Over Barton
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba closed out its regular season with a 7-2 win over visiting Barton in men’s tennis action on Tuesday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center. The Catawba Indians improve to 17-8 on the year and now waits to see if it will qualify for the SAC Tournament depending on the outcome of remaining league matches of other schools. The Bulldogs fall to 4-11.
In singles action Catawba won five out of six matches as the top three were all victorious. Jess Goodall (Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA/Northcliff HS) defeated Renato Mendes 6-3, 6-4 at #3 while #1 Alex MacDonald (Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND/Hutt International HS) dispatched of P.A. Desilets 6-1, 7-6. Kevin Budrawich (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan HS) picked up a 6-2, 6-1 victory against Dalton Crews at #6.
Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi HS) and Macdonald shutout Antoine Massicotte and Renato Mendes 8-0 at #2 doubles as Corey Eldridge (Sewell, NJ/Washington Township HS) and Goodall eked out a 9-8 win over Eric Simmons and Jorge Pradilla at #3.
MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 7, BARTON 2
#1 Alex Macdonald (C) d. PA Desilets 6-1, 7-6
#2 Thomas Mitchell (C) d. Max Leppert 6-4, 6-2
#3 Jess Goodall (C) d. Renato Mendes 6-3, 6-4
#4 Antoine Massicotte (B) d. Matthew Nicholson 7-5, 3-6, 10-7 ST
#5 Uri Yarkoni (C) d. Eric Simmons 6-0, 6-1
#6 Kevin Budrawich (C) d. Dalton Crews 6-2, 6-1
DoublesRelated Item: Box Score
#1 Desilets/Leppert (B) d. Mitchell/Yarkoni 9-7
#2 Macdonald/Nicholson (C) d. Mendes/Massicotte 8-0
#3 Goodall/Corey Eldridge (C) d. Simmons/Jorge Pradilla 9-8
RECORDS: Catawba 17-8; Barton 4-11