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Tennis Bullies Past the Golden Bulls of Johnson C. Smith

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba tennis teams opened their season on Wednesday afternoon defeating Johnson C. Smith at the Johnson Tennis Center.  The Lady Indians won by an 8-1 margin, while the men swept the Golden Bulls 9-0. 

In women’s action, Johnson C. Smith claimed its lone point in the #3 doubles match.  Catawba’s Liz Renteria (Mirmar, FL/Archbishop McCarthy HS), Sloan Kessler (Onalaska, WI/La Crosse Aquinas), Lauren Sledd (Roanoke, VA/Cave Spring HS) and Maddy Henderson (Mequon, WI/Divine Savior Holy Angels) each claimed victories in singles and doubles action.

The Catawba men handled the Golden Bulls just as easily.  Aaron Vanhorenbeck (Oldsmar, FL/East Lake HS) lead the way by not surrendering a single game in the #2 doubles and #5 singles position. 

Both Catawba tennis teams travel to Lees McRae on Friday afternoon.  Play is set to begin at 2 p.m.

WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 8, JC SMITH 1
Singles
#1 Liz Renteria (C) d.  Keiana Love 6-0, 6-1
#2 Sloan Kessler (C) d. Rankin Anderson   6-3, 6-2
#3 Lauren Sledd (C) d. Khadijha Battle   6-1, 6-1
#4 Maddy Henderson (C) d. Felicia Akande   6-1, 6-2
#5 Olivia Myers (C) d. Nichelle Heard  6-0, 6-0
#6 Rachel Rudisill (C) d. Victoria Ogundipe 6-0, 6-1


Doubles
#1 Renteria/Kessler (C) d. Love/Akande  8-4
#2 Sledd/Henderson (C) d. Anderson/Heard  8-3
#3 Battle/Ogundipe (JC) d. Andrea Bell/Caroline Graham 8-4
RECORDS: Catawba 1-0; JC Smith 0-1

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 9, JC SMITH 0
Singles
#1 Pierce Hoover (C) d. Darrell Sawyer  6-0, 6-1
#2 Matthew Nicholson (C) d. Yusuf Barnes 6-1, 6-1
#3 Michael Patch (C) d. Dion Chever  6-2, 6-1
#4 Iago Montero Nunez (C) d. Sharif Axam 6-2, 6-1
#5 Aaron Vanhorenbeck (C) d. Tuan Nguyen 6-0, 6-0
#6 Brad Smethurst (C) d. Hazel Vazquez-Xaca 6-0, 6-0


Doubles
#1 Hoover/Patch (C) d. Sawyer/Chever  8-2
#2 Nicholson/Vanhorenbeck (C) d. Barnes/Axam 8-0
#3 Nunez/Jack Mordey (C) d. Nguyen/Vazguez-Xaca  8-0
RECORDS: Catawba 1-0; JC Smith 0-1

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