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Tennis Teams Close Hilton Head Trip With Wins

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC -- Catawba closed out its matches at Hilton Head on a winning note Wednesday as both the men and women defeated Tennessee Wesleyan.  The men improved to 9-5 with a 6-3 win, while the women upped their mark to 10-4 with a 7-2 triumph.

Catawba’s men pulled out a tight match with the Bulldogs.  The doubles team of Mitchell McDonald (Wellington, NEW ZEALAND/Paraparaumu) and Jack Mordey (Leighton Buzzard, ENGLAND/Trinity) pulled out #2 doubles in a tiebreaker and Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi) won at #3 singles 10-8 in a third-set super tiebreaker. 

For the women, Lauren Sledd (Roanoke, VA/Cave Spring HS), Ally Prior (Raleigh, NC/Wakefield HS) and Andrea Bell (Franklin, NC/Franklin HS) each won in singles and doubles.


MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 6, TENNESSEE WESLEYAN 3
Singles
#1 Alex Macdonald (C) d. Alex Lahuza 6-3, 6-2
#2 David Escobosa (TW) d. Jess Goodall 7-6, 6-7, 10-8
#3 Matthew Nicholson (C) d. Francisco Gillardo 7-6, 3-6, 10-8
#4 Mitchell McDonald (C) d. Gad Azulay 6-3, 6-4
#5 Jack Mordey (C) d. Rodney Pineros 7-5, 7-6
#6 Bret Wade (TW) d. Aaron Vanhorenbeck 6-3, 6-2

Doubles
#1 Macdonald/Nicholson (C) d. Lahuza/Wade 8-4
#2 McDonald/Mordey (C) d. Escobosa/Pineros 9-8
#3 Gillardo/Azulay (TW) d. Goodall/Vanhorenbeck 8-5
RECORDS: Catawba 9-5; Tennessee Wesleyan 1-3


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 7, TENNESSEE WESLEYAN 2
Singles
#1 Liz Renteria (C) d. Ekaterina Vezhenkova  6-1, 7-6
#2 Beatriz Signori (TW) d. Sloan Kessler 6-1, 6-0
#3 Lauren Sledd (C) d. Tatum McMahon  6-2, 6-3
#4 Ally Prior (C) d. Jayden Morrison 6-2, 4-6, 10-5
#5 Olivia Myers (C) d. Lindsey Gaither   6-0, 6-0
#6 Andrea Bell (C) d. Kristen Camp 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
#1 Vezhenkova/Signori (TW) d. Renteria/Kessler 8-5
#2 Sledd/Prior (C) d. McMahon/Morrison 8-3
#3 Bell/Rachel Rudisill (C) d. Gaither/Camp 8-2
RECORDS: Catawba 10-4; Tennessee Wesleyan 4-1

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