Tennis (M)

Indians Fall to SAC Rival Wingate


SALISBURY, N.C. -- The Catawba College tennis teams each suffered a loss to Wingate University in South Atlantic Conference action Wednesday afternoon at Catawba's Johnson Tennis Center.  The Catawba Lady Indians fell 9-0 to the Bulldogs, while the men recorded an 8-1 loss.  The Catawba women now stand at 4-5 on the year and 0-3 in the South Atlantic Conference.  The Indians' mens team are now 5-4 overall and 1-2 in conference. The Lady Bulldogs sit at 3-4 on the season, while the Wingate men sit at 3-3.  Both Wingate teams are 2-0 in the South Atlantic Conference.

In women's doubles, Wingate swept the Lady Indians by scores of 8-4, 8-2, and 8-1, respectively. In singles play, Catawba's Liz Renteria posted the closest game of the day. Renteria fell to Wingate's Andrea Ternera by scores of 6-4 and 7-5 at the #1 position.

On the men's side, Catawba jumped out to an early lead by picking up a win at #1 doubles.  The duo of Pierce Hoover and Jack Mordey tallied a 8-4 win over Wingate's Neal Towlson and Sebastian Hall. Wingate would rally to grab wins in the remaining doubles matchup.  In singles, Wingate squeezed out a sweep over Catawba.  Once again, Hoover and Mordey put up the largest fight for Catawba.  Hoover fell at the #1 position in three sets with scores of 6-7, 6-4, and 4-6.  Mordey battled at the #2 flight, also forcing three sets before falling with scores of 6-4, 3-6, and 3-6.  Catawba's Lucas Miller almost forced a third set, but fell 7-5 to Wingate's Hall at the #3 position.

Catawba will look to rebound as they travel to Tampa, Florida for a four match spring break trip.  The first match begins on Monday, March 9.

Tennis Match Results
Wingate vs Catawba
Mar 04, 2015 at Salisbury, NC

Wingate 9, Catawba 0

Singles competition:
1. Andrea Ternera (WU) def. Liz Renteria (CATW) 6-4, 7-5
2. Caroline Holland (WU) def. Kristen Rocko (CATW) 8-3
3. Oroma Womeodu (WU) def. Maddy Henderson (CATW) 6-1, 6-0
4. Layla Tanik (WU) def. Sloan Kessler (CATW) 6-3, 6-1
5. Becca Thomas (WU) def. Lauren Sledd (CATW) 8-1
6. Maria Garcia (WU) def. Rachel Rudisill (CATW) 8-1

Doubles competition:
1. Andrea Ternera/Becca Thomas (WU) def. Liz Renteria/Kristen Rocko (CATW) 8-4
2. Oroma Womeodu/Maria Garcia (WU) def. Maddy Henderson/Lauren Sledd (CATW) 8-2
3. Caroline Holland/Layla Tanik (WU) def. Sloan Kessler/Rachel Rudisill (CATW) 8-1

Catawba 4-5, 0-3 SAC
Wingate 3-4, 2-0 SAC

Wingate University 8, Catawba 1

Singles competition:
1. Amir Zari (WU) def. Pierce Hoover (CATM) 7-6, 4-6, 6-4
2. Neal Towlson (WU) def. Jack Mordey (CATM) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Sebastian Hall (WU) def. Lucas Miller (CATM) 6-3, 7-5
4. Connor Kudrick (WU) def. Michael Patch (CATM) 6-1, 6-3
5. Filippo Pezzoli (WU) def. Mitchell McDonald (CATM) 6-2, 6-0
6. Josh DuToit (WU) def. Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Pierce Hoover/Jack Mordey (CATM) def. Neal Towlson/Sebastian Hall (WU) 8-4
2. Amir Zari/Connor Kudrick (WU) def. Lucas Miller/Mitchell McDonald (CATM) 8-5
3. Josh DuToit/Tyler Schofer (WU) def. Michael Patch/Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) 8-1

Catawba 5-4, 1-2 SAC
Wingate University 3-3, 2-0 SAC

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