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Tennis Teams Fall to Tusculum

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SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba College men’s and women’s tennis teams both fell to Tusculum on Saturday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference action at the Johnson Tennis Center.  The Lady Pioneers claimed a 6-3 win, while the men picked up an 8-1 victory.  Tusculum is now 10-3 overall in women's action and 8-4 in men's, both are 2-1 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians are both 2-4 in SAC play with the women standing at 12-7 overall and the men 11-9.

Liz Renteria (Mirimar, FL/Archbishop McCarthy HS) and Sloan Kessler (Onalaska, WI/La Crosse Aquinas HS) were the only duo to win for the Lady Indians in doubles play.  Renteria added a point for Catawba in singles play with a win over Kate Huchinson (Calhoun, GA).  Ally Prior (Raleigh, NC/Wakefield HS) added the final Catawba point winning in a ten-point tiebreaker over Emily Waters. 

Tusculum’s Taylor Patterson (Lexington, SC) and Erin Mills (Duluth, GA) were the only Tusculum players to win in both singles and doubles action.  The duo combined at the #2 doubles for a win over Prior and Lauren Sledd (Roanoke, VA/Cave Spring HS).  In singles play Patterson took down Kessler while Mills defeated Sledd.

In men’s action Tusculum swept the Indians in doubles.  Jack Mordey (Leighton Buzzard, ENGLAND) was the only Catawba player to claim a point as he defeated John Taylor (Crossville, TN) in a ten-point tiebreaker.  The Pioneer’s Lukas Winkelmann (Boeblingen, GERMANY), Nick Planchard (Frisange, LUXEMBOURG), Jonas Winkelmann (Boeblingen, GERMANY) and Paul Widerspahn (Wuppertal, GERMANY) each took victories in both singles and doubles.

The Catawba women return to action on Tuesday as they face UNC Pembroke at the Johnson Tennis Center at 2pm.  The men will play on March 3rd as both teams return to conference action as they travel to Newberry for a 2pm start.


MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
TUSCULUM 8, CATAWBA 1
Singles
#1 Lukas Winkelmann (T) d. Alex Macdonald 6-2, 6-0
#2 Nic Planchard (T) d. Jess Goodall 6-3, 6-3
#3 Jonas Winkelmann (T) d. Matthew Nicholson 6-2, 2-6, 10-8
#4 Paul Wiederspahn (T) d. Mitchell McDonald 6-4, 6-0
#5 Jack Mordey (C) d. John Taylor 6-3, 2-6, 10-4
#6 Danny Gianopulos (T) d. Aaron Vanhorenbeck 6-1, 6-1

Doubles
#1 L. Winkelmann/Planchard (T) d. Macdonald/Nicholson 8-1
#2 J. Winkelmann/Taylor (T) d. McDonald/Mordey 8-5
#3 Wiederspahn/Joseph Elphingstone (T) d. Goodall/Vanhorenbeck 8-1
RECORDS: Tusculum 8-4, 2-4 SAC; Catawba 11-9, 2-4 SAC


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
TUSCULUM 6, CATAWBA 3
Singles
#1 Liz Renteria (C) d. Kate Hutchinson 7-5, 6-1
#2 Taylor Patterson (T) d. Sloan Kessler 6-1, 6-1
#3 Erin Mills (T) d. Lauren Sledd 7-5, 6-3
#4 Ally Prior (C) d. Emily Waters 6-2, 3-6, 10-5
#5 Adrienne Kaye (T) d. Olivia Myers 6-2, 6-4
#6 Megan Buckmaster (T) d. Andrea Bell 6-1, 6-0

Doubles
#1 Renteria/Kessler (C) d. Hutchinson/Kaye 8-2
#2 Patterson/Mills (T) d. Sledd/Prior 8-4
#3 Waters/Amanda Sumner (T) d. Bell/Rachel Rudisill 8-4
RECORDS: Tusculum 10-3, 2-1 SAC; Catawba 12-7, 2-4 SAC

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