Tennis (W)

Lady Indians Fall 8-1 To SAC Foe, Newberry


NEWBERRY, S.C. -- The Catawba College men's and women's tennis teams split against Newberry College in South Atlantic Conference action Friday afternoon at Cannon Courts.  The Catawba Lady Indians suffered an 8-1 defeat while the men rallied to claim a 5-4 victory.  With the loss, the Catawba women fall to 4-4 on the year and 0-2 in the South Atlantic Conference.  The Catawba men improve to 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in the conference. The Newberry women advance to 7-2 on the season and 3-1 in conference while the men fall to 5-2 and 2-2, respectively.

In women's action Newberry swept doubles with scores of 8-3, 8-0, and 8-1, respectively.  In singles action Catawba's lone point came in the #5 seed with an 8-6 pro set win by Lauren Sledd over Kelly McManus.  At the #6 position Rachel Rudisill was able to force a third set tiebreaker before falling to Newberry's Veronika Viegas.

The Catawba men fared a little better in doubles action with a win at the #2 flight.  The duo of Lucas Miller and Mitchell McDonald were able to to pick up an 8-3 win for the Indians. Newberry narrowly claimed the other two wins by scores of 9-8 and 8-6.

In singles play the Indians started off with a win at the #1 postion with Pierce Hoover to tie the match at 2-2.  Catawba's Jack Mordey fell to Fernando Tous by scores of 7-5 and 6-1 to give Newberry the lead again.  Miller and Michael Patch would take third set wins at #3 and #4 to regain the lead for Catawba at 4-3.  Newberry would again tie up the match with a #5 seed win by Jordan Monosky over McDonald.  Catawba would manage to claim the victory when Iago Montero Nunez defeated Newberry's Marko Sekulic 6-0 and 7-6.

Catawba will return home to the Johnson Tennis Center on Wednesday, March 4th to host SAC rival, Wingate University.  The doubleheader is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
Catawba vs Newberry
Feb 27, 2015 at Newberry, S.C.

Newberry 8, Catawba 1

Singles competition:
1. Vanessa Ortiz (N) d. Liz Renteria 6-4, 6-4
2. Elizabeth Williamson (N) d. Kristen Rocko 6-1, 6-4
3. Amanda Carrillo (N) d. Maddy Henderson 8-3
4. Tara Lamers (N) d. Sloan Kessler 6-1, 6-2
5. Lauren Sledd (C) d. Kelly McManus 8-6
6. Veronika Viegas (N) d. Rachel Rudisill 4-6, 7-5, 10-7

Doubles competition:
1. Ortiz/Carrillo (N) d. Renteria/Rocko 8-3
2. Williamson/Lamers (N) d. Henderson/Sledd 8-0
3. McManus/Rebeca Martinez (N) d. Kessler/Rudisill 8-1

Newberry 7-2
Catawba 4-4

Catawba 5, Newberry 4

Singles competition:
1. Pierce Hoover (C) d. Fernando Espana 6-2, 7-6
2. Fernando Tous (N) d. Jack Mordey 7-5, 6-1
3. Lucas Miller (C) d. Angel Pizzaro 6-7, 6-1, 6-2
4. Michael Patch (C) d. Carlos Nicolopulos 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
5. Jordan Monosky (N) d. Mitchell McDonald 6-3, 6-0
6. Iago Montero Nunez (C) d. Marko Sekulic 6-0, 7-6

Doubles competition:
1. Espana/Tous (N) d. Hoover/Mordey 9-8
2. Miller/McDonald (C) d. Nicolopulos/Richard Zeh 8-3
3. Pizzaro/Monosky (N) d. Patch/Nunez 8-6

Newberry 5-2
Catawba 5-3

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