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Catawba Survives King University in 5-4 Victory

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SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba College men’s tennis team survived for a 5-4 win over visiting King University on Friday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  With the win the Catawba Indians close out their fall season 4-4.  King drops to 0-2.

Catawba jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead after sweeping doubles action.  In singles play, Pierce Hoover (Durham, NC/N. Durham) took the #1 position put Catawba within one point of victory.  King would respond by winning the second, third and fourth flights. 

Iago Montero Nunez (Lugo, SPAIN/IES de Terra Cha) would claim the victory for Catawba at the #5 spot.  Nunez has yet to drop a singles match this year.

Catawba will begin its spring season on Saturday, February 8th, as the Indians travel to JC Smith at 11am.

MEN'S TENNIS RESULTS
CATAWBA 5, KING 4

Singles
1. Pierce Hoover (C) d. Rodrigo Avila 6-1, 6-2
2. Pablo Vidal (K) d. Matthew Nicholson 6-4, 6-2
3. Luis Delgado (K) d. Jack Mordey 6-2, 6-1
4. Leo Brigato (K) d. Michael Patch 6-4, 6-2
5. Iago Montero Nunez (C) d. Moritz Poswiat 6-2, 6-2
6. William Boyce (K) d. Aaron Vanhorenbeck 6-3, 2-6, 10-4

Doubles
1. Hoover/Patch (C) d. Avila/Brigato 9-7
2. Nicholson/Vanhorenbeck (C) d. Vidal/Delgado 8-3
3. Mordey/Nunez (C) d. Poswiat/Seth Carelli 8-0

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