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Tennis Teams Fall to Wingate

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SALISBURY, NC -- Wingate topped Catawba in both men's and women's South Atlantic Conference tennis action on Thursday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  The Bulldog men claimed a 6-3 win, while the women picked a 9-0 victory.  Wingate is now 10-3 overall in men's action and 9-5 in women's, both are 4-0 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians are both 1-2 in SAC play with the men standing at 10-7 overall and the women 11-5.

Catawba got off to a good start by winning two of the three doubles matches.  Mitchell McDonald (Wellington, NEW ZEALAND/Paraparaumu) and Jack Morday (Leighton Buzzard, ENGLAND/Tring School) picked up a tiebreaker win for the Indians at #2 doubles.  Wingate rallied behind five singles win.  McDonald was the lone singles winner for Catawba.

The Wingate women jumped out 3-0 after doubles and won all six singles matches.  Liz Renteria (Mirimar, FL/Archbishop McCarthy HS) and Andrea Bell (Franklin, NC/Franklin HS) forced third-set tiebreakers in their losses.

The Catawba teams return to action on Tuesday as they travel to Lenoir-Rhyne for matches beginning at 2 p.m.


MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
WINGATE 6, CATAWBA 3
Singles
#1 Kennedy Cancelado (W) d. Alex Macdonald 6-1, 6-1
#2 Sebastian Hall (W) d. Jess Goodall 6-4, 6-2
#3 Roberto Hennis (W) d. Matthew Nicholson 6-1, 6-4
#4 Mitchell McDonald (C) d. Ryan Forbes 6-7, 6-1, 11-9
#5 Josh Eardley (W) d. Jack Mordey 6-1, 6-1
#6 Westin Bennett (W) d. Aaron Vanhorenbeck 6-2, 6-1

Doubles
#1 Macdonald/Nicholson (C) d. Hennis/Neal Towlson 8-3
#2 McDonald/Mordey (C) d. Cancelado/Forbes 9-8
#3 Hall/Eardley (W) d. Goodall/Vanhorenbeck 8-3
RECORDS: Wingate 10-3, 4-0 SAC; Catawba 10-7, 1-2 SAC

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
WINGATE 9, CATAWBA 0
Singles
#1 Ali Evers (W) d. Liz Renteria 3-6, 6-3, 10-4
#2 Becca Thomas (W) d. Sloan Kessler 7-6, 6-1
#3 Morgan Winston (W) d. Lauren Sledd 6-3, 6-0
#4 Tiffany Williams (W) d. Ally Prior 6-2, 6-2
#5 Kelli Ferguson (W) d. Olivia Myers 6-2, 6-3
#6 Helen Goreski (W) d. Andrea Bell 6-3, 4-6, 10-4

Doubles
#1 Evers/Thomas (W) d. Renteria/Kessler 8-5
#2 Winston/Ferguson (W) d. Sledd/Prior 8-5
#3 Williams/Goreski (W) d. Bell/Rachel Rudisill 8-5
RECORDS: Wingate 9-5, 4-0 SAC; Catawba 11-5, 1-2 SAC

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