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Men's Tennis Gets Opening Win Over Pfeiffer

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SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba won a grueling season-opening men's tennis match 6-3 over visiting Pfeiffer on Tuesday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  The Catawba Indians won two of the three singles matches that went three sets to earn the win.

Alex Macdonald (Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND/Hutt International) and freshman Jack Mordey (Leighton Buzzard, ENGLAND/Tring School), who combined for a 9-7 win in doubles, both rallied from a set down to win in singles.  Macdonald won 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 at #1, while Mordey claimed a 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 win at #5.  Pierce Hoover (Durham, NC/N. Durham HS) also had wins in singles and doubles for the Indians. 


MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 6, PFEIFFER 3
Singles competition
Singles
#1 Alex Macdonald (C) d. Luis Villalta  2-6, 6-4, 6-3
#2 Jess Goodall (C) d. Sebastian Wernecke 6-4, 7-5
#3 Pierce Hoover (C) d. Ben Hunter  6-2, 7-6 (7-4)
#4 Jimmy Molina (P) d. Mitchell McDonald 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-4)
#5 Jack Mordey (C) d. Diego Oliveira 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
#6 Stephen Miller (P) d. Aaron Vanhorenbeck  6-1, 6-2

Doubles
#1 Macdonald/Mordey (C) d. Wernecke/Hunter  9-7
#2 Hoover/McDonald (C) d. Villalata/Orlando Castillo 8-5
#3 Oliveira/Ethon Lyon (P) d. Goodall/Vanhorenbeck  8-2
RECORDS: Catawba 1-0; Pfeiffer 0-1

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