September 18, 2013
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
#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
MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 9, JC SMITH 0
#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
#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