Tennis (W)

Lady Indians Suffer a Close Loss to L-R


HICKORY, N.C. -- The Catawba College tennis teams each fell to Lenoir-Rhyne University in South Atlantic Conference action Tuesday afternoon at Hickory High School.  The Catawba Lady Indians fell 5-4 to the Bears while the men suffered a 7-2 loss.  Catawba's women fall to 9-11 on the season and 0-8 in the SAC while the Lenoir-Rhyne women improve to 8-7 overall and 3-2 in conference. The Indians' men now stand at 12-9 to date and 2-6 in conference play.  Lenoir-Rhyne's men are 8-8 and 1-4 with the win.

In women's action, the Lady Bears took a 2-1 advantage after doubles.  Catawba's lone point came from the duo of Sloan Kessler and Rachel Rudisill at #3 doubles who battled out an 8-6 victory.  In singles Lenoir-Rhyne claimed wins in the top two flights.  Catawba's Maddy Henderson brought the score back to 4-2 with a victory at #3.  Lela Sparks Thompson sealed Catawba's fate with a Bear's victory at #4 over Kessler. Lauren Sledd and Rudisill would go on to win the final two points for Catawba in straight sets.

On the men's side, Catawba again finshed doubles down 2-1. The Indians earned their point at the #2 position with an 8-1 win by Lucas Miller and Mitchell McDonald.  In singles Catawba forced two third set tiebreakers but fell in each.  Iago Montero Nunez recorded a sixth seeded victory for Catawba in an 8-1 pro set.

Catawba hopes to bounce back when they travel to Mars Hill on Wednesday, March 8, for a 2:00 p.m. match. 

Lenoir-Rhyne 5, Catawba 4
Mar 31, 2015 at Hickory, N.C.

Singles competition
1. Zorica Djuric (LR) def. Liz Renteria (CATW) 6-4, 6-3
2. Dominique Bruce (LR) def. Kristen Rocko (CATW) 6-1, 6-3
3. Maddy Henderson (CATW) def. Lucy Stofberg (LR) 7-5, 6-3
4. Lela Sparks Thompson (LR) def. Sloan Kessler (CATW) 6-1, 6-1
5. Lauren Sledd (CATW) def. Jessica Rumple (LR) 6-3, 6-4
6. Rachel Rudisill (CATW) def. Maggie Brown (LR) 7-5, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Zorica Djuric/Dominique Bruce (LR) def. Liz Renteria/Kristen Rocko (CATW) 8-3
2. Lela Sparks Thompson/Taylor Snowdon (LR) def. Maddy Henderson/Lauren Sledd (CATW) 8-4
3. Sloan Kessler/Rachel Rudisill (CATW) def. Jessica Rumple/Amanda Bryan (LR) 8-6
Lenoir-Rhyne 8-7, 3-2 SAC
Catawba 9-11, 0-8 SAC

Lenoir-Rhyne 7, Catawba 2
Mar 31, 2015 at Hickory, N.C.

Singles competition
1. Marvin Mueller (LR) def. Pierce Hoover (CATM) 6-1, 6-7, 6-4
2. Robin Hochguertel (LR) def. Jack Mordey (CATM) 6-2, 6-0
3. Patrick Bauer (LR) def. Lucas Miller (CATM) 6-2, 6-3
4. Filip Dobrosavljevic (LR) def. Michael Patch (CATM) 7-5, 7-5
5. John Christian Reid (LR) def. Mitchell McDonald (CATM) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
6. Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) def. Jordan Lawson (LR) 8-1

Doubles competition
1. Marvin Mueller/Patrick Bauer (LR) def. Pierce Hoover/Jack Mordey (CATM) 8-0
2. Lucas Miller/Mitchell McDonald (CATM) def. Filip Dobrosavljevic/Matthew Ledford (LR) 8-1
3. Robin Hochguertel/John Christian Reid (LR) def. Michael Patch/Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) 8-3

Lenoir-Rhyne 8-8, 1-4 SAC
Catawba 12-9, 2-6 SAC

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