February 27, 2013
Prior's Three Set Comeback lifts Catawba over Limestone 5-4
SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba women’s tennis team defeated Limestone on Wednesday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center. The women’s 5-4 victory over the Saints improved their record to 7-3 on the season. Limestone fell to 3-2. With the match tied 4-4, Catawba’s Ally Prior (Raleigh, NC/Wakefield HS) won the final point for the victory after winning in three sets. Prior came back after falling 2-6 in the first set and responding 6-2 and 6-2.
In doubles action, the Lady Indians fell 2-1, with their lone win coming at the number one duo of Liz Renteria (Miramar, FL/Archbishop McCarthy HS) and Sloan Kessler (Onalaska, WI/La Crosse Aquinas HS). The pair won 8-1 while Limestone took the #2 and #3 seeds by scores of 8-2 and 8-4, respectively.
The Lady Indians turned things around in singles play winning four of the six matches, including the tight match between Prior and Julia Moreira. Renteria improved to 9-1 with straight set wins over Paige Palinkas. Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson HS), and Andrea Bell (Franklin, NC/Franklin HS) picked up the remaining matches for Catawba.
Limestone’s Segolene Ollivier was the only Saint player to win in both singles and doubles.
Catawba returns to action on Sunday, March 3, in Hilton Head, SC, as they take on Quincy. Catawba will play four matches in four days at Hilton Head.
WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 5, LIMESTONE 4
#1 Liz Renteria (C) d. Paige Palinkas 7-5, 6-2
#2 Segolene Ollivier (L) d. Sloan Kessler 6-1, 7-6
#3 Lauren Bolender (L) d. Lauren Sledd 6-3, 6-0
#4 Ally Prior (C) d. Julia Moreira 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
#5 Olivia Myers (C) d. Ariel Svantesson 6-1, 6-3
#6 Andrea Bell (C) d. Stembeni Zhanda 6-1, 6-0
#1 Renteria/Kessler (C) d. Palinkas/Bolender 8-1
#2 Ollivier/Moreira (L) d. Sledd/Prior 8-2
#3 Svantesson/Zhanda (L) d. Bell/Rachel Rudisill 8-4
RECORDS: Catawba 7-3, Limestone 3-2
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
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Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
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Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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