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Tennis Teams Roll Over Lenoir-Rhyne

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HICKORY, NC -- The Catawba tennis teams claimed victories Tuesday afternoon over South Atlantic Conference opponent Lenoir-Rhyne at Hickory High School.  The Catawba men won by a score of 7-2, while the Lady Indians took an 8-1 victory.  Catawba is now 11-7 overall in men's action and 12-5 in women's, both are 2-2 in the SAC. Both Lenoir-Rhyne teams are now 0-6 on the season and 0-5 in conference play.

The Catawba men jumped out 3-0 after doubles and won four of their six singles matches.  Kilian Symalla and John Christian Reid were the only Bear players to pick up points.   Alex Macdonald (Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND/Hutt International) and Aaron Vanhorenbeck (Oldsmar, FL/East Lake HS) each went into third set tiebreakers in singles action before taking the match.

In women’s action, Catawba dominated the action surrendering a lone point in #3 doubles.  Lenoir-Rhyne’s Maggie Brown and Lacey Lapp took the 8-5 victory over the duo of Andrea Bell (Franklin, NC/Franklin HS) and Rachel Rudisill (Gastonia, NC/Highland Tech HS).

The Catawba teams return to action on Wednesday as they travel to Anderson for matches beginning at 2 p.m.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 7, LENOIR-RHYNE 2
Singles:
1. Alex Macdonald (C) d. David Richardson   6-3, 2-6, 10-5
2. Kilian Symalla (L) d. Jess Goodall   6-3, 6-1
3. Matthew Nicholson (C) d. Filip Dobrosavljevic  6-1, 6-4
4. Mitchell McDonald (C) d. Jordan Lawson   6-2, 6-2
5. John Christian Reid (L) d. Jack Mordey   6-2, 6-4
6. Aaron Vanhorenbeck (C) d. Matthew Ledford  4-6, 6-2, 10-5

Doubles:
1. Macdonald/Nicholson (C) d. Symalla/Dobrosavljevic 8-4
2. McDonald/Mordey (C) d. Lawson/Dylan Millwood 8-0
3. Goodall/Vanhorenbeck (C) d. Richardson/Reid  9-8
RECORDS: Catawba 11-7, 2-2 SAC; Lenoir-Rhyne 0-6, 0-5 SAC

WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 8, LENOIR-RHYNE 1
Singles
1. Liz Renteria (C) d. Kelsey Love    6-2, 6-0
2. Sloan Kessler (C) d. Ivey Tant      6-2, 6-1
3. Lauren Sledd (C) d. Lacey Lapp    6-4, 6-1
4. Ally Prior (C) d. Amanda Bryan    6-1, 6-2
5. Olivia Myers (C) d. Maggie Brown   6-1, 6-1
6. Andrea Bell (C) d. Amanda Young   6-1, 6-0

Doubles
1. Renteria/Kessler (C) d. Love/Tant   8-1
2. Sledd/Prior (C) d. Bryan/Meaghan Liner   8-1
3. Lapp/Brown (L) d. Bell/Rachel Rudisill   8-5

RECORDS: Catawba 12-5, 2-2 SAC; Lenoir-Rhyne 0-6, 0-5 SAC

 

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