Tennis (W)

Lady Indians Fall 5-4 in Heartbreaker to Coker

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- The Catawba College tennis teams split 5-4 decisions against Coker College in South Atlantic Conference action Tuesday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  The Catawba men won 5-4 while the Lady Indians fell by the same score.  With the loss the Catawba women fall to 7-7 on the season and 0-4 in the conference while Coker's women improve to 6-7 overall and 2-1 in the SAC.  The Catawba men now stand at 10-5 on the season and 2-2 in conference.  Coker men are now 2-10 and 0-3, respectively.

In women's action Coker claimed two out of the three doubles matches.  Catawba's Liz Renteria and Kristen Rocko paired at the #1 position and claimed the lone point 8-2. In singles action the teams split the six matchups. 

In singles action, Renteria once agian claimed a point for Catawba with a 6-2 third set victory. Sloan Kessler has continued a hot streak from spring break with a win at the #4 singles tallying two 6-4 sets.  Rachel Rudisill also won on a third set, finishing with a 10-6 score. 

On the men's side, the doubles play resulted in the exact opposite than in women's action.  Catawba dropped the first doubles by a score of 9-8.  Catawba's Lucas Miller and Mitchell McDonald recorded an 8-3 victory at the #2 flight while the duo of Michael Patch and Iago Montero Nunez took an 8-2 win at #3.

The men also split evenly in singles action like the women.  Patch and Nunez each grabbed 6-1, 6-2 wins at their respective positions.  Patch won his at #4 and Nunez played at #6.  Pierce Hoover recorded the winning point for Catawba with a third set win at the #1 flight.  Coker's William Marrafao defeated Hoover 6-0 in the first set but Hoover fought back to win the second and third set by scores of 6-4 and 6-4.

Both Catawba teams will return to the Johnson Tennis Center to host Lees-McRae at 2:00 p.m.


Tennis Match Results
Coker College vs Catawba
Mar 17, 2015 at Salisbury, NC

WOMEN'S RESULTS
Coker College 5, Catawba 4

Singles competition:
1. Liz Renteria (CATW) def. Bailey Palmer (COKER) 2-6, 7-6, 6-2
2. Jennifer Mezei (COKER) def. Kristen Rocko (CATW) 6-0, 6-3
3. Jessi Campos (COKER) def. Maddy Henderson (CATW) 6-2, 6-4
4. Sloan Kessler (CATW) def. Sarah Elliott (COKER) 6-4, 6-4
5. Ragan Palmer (COKER) def. Lauren Sledd (CATW) 6-3, 6-2
6. Rachel Rudisill (CATW) def. Jenna Gainey (COKER) 3-6, 6-4, 10-6

Doubles competition:
1. Liz Renteria/Kristen Rocko (CATW) def. Jennifer Mezei/Sarah Elliott (COKER) 8-2
2. Bailey Palmer/Ragan Palmer (COKER) def. Maddy Henderson/Lauren Sledd (CATW) 8-5
3. Jessi Campos/Suzanna Mickey (COKER) def. Sloan Kessler/Rachel Rudisill (CATW) 8-1

Notes:
Catawba 7-7, 0-4 SAC
Coker College 6-7, 2-1 SAC

Tennis Match Results
Coker College vs Catawba
Mar 17, 2015 at Salisbury, NC

MEN'S RESULTS
Catawba 5, Coker College 4

Singles competition:
1. Pierce Hoover (CATM) def. William Marrafao (COKER) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Simon Bergbom (COKER) def. Jack Mordey (CATM) 6-3, 6-0
3. Mark Watt (COKER) def. Lucas Miller (CATM) 6-3, 6-4
4. Michael Patch (CATM) def. Zach Grooms (COKER) 6-1, 6-2
5. Felix Schweyer (COKER) def. Mitchell McDonald (CATM) 6-1, 6-2
6. Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) def. Dominic Allen (COKER) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. William Marrafao/Simon Bergbom (COKER) def. Pierce Hoover/Jack Mordey (CATM) 9-8
2. Lucas Miller/Mitchell McDonald (CATM) def. Mark Watt/Felix Schweyer (COKER) 8-3
3. Michael Patch/Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) def. Zach Grooms/Dominic Allen (COKER) 8-2

Notes:
Catawba 10-5, 2-2 SAC
Coker College 2-10, 0-3 SAC

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