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Women's Tennis sweeps past Lees-McRae 9-0

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Catawba College women's tennis team swept both singles and doubles play on Friday afternoon en route to a 9-0 victory over Lees-McRae College at the C.D. Chesley Indoor Tennis Courts.  The Catawba Lady Indians improve to 2-0 on the season while Lees-McRae falls to 0-1.

Catawba's duo of Liz Renteria (Miramar, FL/Archbishop McCarthy) and Sloan Kessler (Onalaska, WI/La Crosse Aquinas) opened doubles action with an 8-4 win over Samantha Wohlers and Hilary Lutz, as Lauren Sledd (Roanoke, VA/Cave Spring) and Maddy Henderson (Mequon, WI/Divine Savior Holy Angels defeated Taylor Bost and Caroline Greene, 8-4. Andrea Bell (Franklin, NC/Franklin) and Caroline Graham (Salisbury, NC/Salisbury) registered an 8-1 victory against Amanda Chapman and MJ Bumgarner in the third flight to give the Catawba Indians a 3-0 lead.

Renteria posted a 6-1, 6-4 win over Wohlers in the first singles flight, before Kessler clinched the team victory for Catawba by defeating Lutz at No. 2 singles in a super tiebreaker. Sledd took down Greene at No. 3 singles and Henderson recorded a 6-3, 6-0 decision against Bost in the fourth flight. Olivia Myers (Lexington, NC/W. Davidson) defeated Chapman, 6-0, 6-0, while Rachel Rudisill (Gastonia, NC/Highland Tech) capped the afternoon with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Bumgarner.

WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 9, LEES-MCRAE 0

Singles
1. Liz Renteria (C) d. Samantha Wohlers 6-1, 6-4
2. Sloan Kessler (C) d. Hilary Lutz 0-6, 6-4 (10-8)
3. Lauren Sledd (C) d. Caroline Greene 6-1, 6-2
4. Maddy Henderson (C) d. Taylor Bost    6-3, 6-1
5. Olivia Myers (C) d. Amanda Chapman  6-0, 6-0
6. Rachel Rudisill (C) d. MJ Bumgarner 6-1, 6-3

Doubles
1. Renteria/Kessler (C) d. Wohlers/Lutz  8-4
2. Sledd/Henderson (C) d. Green/Bost  8-4
3. Caroline Graham/Andrea Bell (C) d. Chapman/Bumgarner  8-1
RECORDS: Catawba 2-0; Lees-McRae 0-1

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