Tennis (M)

Men's Tennis Fall to Lees-McRae in Tight Contest

BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Catawba College men's tennis team fell to Lees-McRae College 5-4 on Friday afternoon at the C.D. Chesley Indoor Tennis Courts.  The closely fought contest ended up with five of the six singles matches going into third set tiebreakers. Catawba falls to 1-1 on the early season while the Bobcats improve to 1-0.

Lees-McRae's tandem of Joao Araujo and Taduez Poplawski kicked off doubles play with an 8-6 victory over Catawba's duo of Pierce Hoover (Durham, NC/N. Durham) and Michael Patch (Great Missenden, ENGLAND/Dr. Challoners), as Carlos Pinel and Brandon Lane gave the Bobcats a 2-0 advantage with an 8-5 decision against Matthew Nicholson (Chawara, ZIMBABWE/Lomabundi and Aaron Vanhorenbeck (Oldsmar, Fl/East Lake). Jack Mordey (Leighton, Buzzard, ENGLAND/Tring School) and Iago Montero Nunez (Lugo, SPAIN/IES da Terra Cha) defeated Hang Lak Choi and Garrett Lakey, 8-4, in the third flight.

In singles play, each match went to at least a second-set tiebreak, including five three-set pairings. Nunez evened the tally at 2-2 for Catawba with a 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) victory over Choi in the fifth flight. Vanhorenbeck and Mordey gave the Catawba Indians a 4-2 lead with three-set wins against Lakey and Lane, respectively, before the Bobcats answered, cutting the advantage to 4-3 when Pinel held on for a 6-4, 6-7 (10-8), (10-8) win over Patch at No. 4 singles.

The stage was then open for Araujo, who took the first set of his match against Hoover, 6-0, and after dropping the second by a tally of 6-3, claimed the third 6-4 to even the score at 4-4 for the Bobcats. Poplawski answered the call in the second flight, taking the first and third sets by scores of 6-4 to cap the rally and give Lees-McRae a 5-4 victory.

The men will return to action on Thursday as they travel to Pfeiffer University at 3 p.m.


MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
LEES-MCRAE 5, CATAWBA 4

Singles
1. Joao Arajo (L) d. Pierce Hoover 6-0, 3-6, 6-4
2. Taduez Poplawski (L) d. Matthew Nicholson 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
3. Jack Mordey (C) d. Brandon Lane 1-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
4. Carlos Pinel (L) d. Michael Patch 6-4, 6-7 (8-10), (10-8)
5. Iago Montero Nunez (C) d. Hang Lak Choi  6-1, 7-6 (8-6)
6. Aaron Vanhorenbeck (C) d. Garrett Lackey 6-2, 5-7, (10-8)

Doubles
1. Arajo/Poplawski (L) d. Hoover/Patch  8-6
2. Lane/Pinel (L) d. Nicholson/Vanhorenbeck  8-5
3. Mordey/Nunez (C) d. Choi/Lackey  8-4
RECORDS: Catawba 1-1; Lees-McRae 1-0

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October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

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2
October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

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October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

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October 9

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

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October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

11
October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

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October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

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October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

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October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

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October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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