Tennis (W)

Lady Indians Earn First SAC Win With 5-4 Victory Over MHU


Mars Hill, N.C. -- The Catawba College tennis teams each claimed a 5-4 victory over Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference action Wednesday afternoon at the Hart Tennis Center.  With the win the Catawba women improve to 10-11 overall and tally their first conference win to stand at 1-8.  Mars Hill’s women fall to 4-11 overall and 1-9 in conference.  Catawba’s men advance to 13-9 and 3-6 in conference while Mars Hill drops to 7-8 and 3-7, respectively.

In women’s action Catawba took the advantage in doubles winning at #2 and #3 flights.  In singles play Mars Hill rallied back to claim wins at the first two seeds to grab a 3-2 lead. Maddy Henderson won at #3 singles by scores of 7-5 and 6-1 and tie the match up at three apiece.  Catawba’s Sloan Kessler won #4 singles and Lauren Sledd took #5 to claim the win for the Lady Indians. 

On the men’s side Catawba swept doubles play to give the Indians a 3-0 lead going into singles.  Lucas Miller won #3 singles 6-2, 6-3 to give Catawba its fourth point.  The match came down to the sixth position with the score tied at four.  Catawba’s Iago Montero Nunez stepped up to the challenge claiming a pair of 6-2 victories to secure the win for the Indians.

Catawba will travel to Queens on Thursday for a 1:00 p.m. match.

Tennis Match Results
Catawba vs Mars Hill
Apr 08, 2015 at Mars Hill, N.C.

Catawba 5, Mars Hill 4

Singles competition:
1. Jasha Geerdink (MHUW) def. Liz Renteria (CATW) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
2. Lucy McLaurin (MHUW) def. Kristen Rocko (CATW) 6-4, 6-0
3. Maddy Henderson (CATW) def. Jade Henke (MHUW) 7-5, 6-1
4. Sloan Kessler (CATW) def. Natalie Hilbig (MHUW) 6-4, 6-2
5. Lauren Sledd (CATW) def. Grace Diepenbrock (MHUW) 6-2, 6-0
6. Juliana Fisher (MHUW) def. Rachel Rudisill (CATW) 6-2, 2-1, retired

Doubles competition:
1. Lucy McLaurin/Jasha Geerdink (MHUW) def. Liz Renteria/Kristen Rocko (CATW) 8-0
2. Lauren Sledd/Maddy Henderson (CATW) def. Jade Henke/Grace Diepenbrock (MHUW) 8-1
3. Sloan Kessler/Rachel Rudisill (CATW) def. Natalie Hilbig/Juliana Fisher (MHUW) 8-3

Mars Hill 4-11, 1-9 SAC
Catawba 10-11, 1-8 SAC

Tennis Match Results
Catawba vs Mars Hill
Apr 08, 2015 at Mars Hill, N.C.

Catawba 5, Mars Hill 4

Singles competition:
1. Euquerio Guerrero (MHUM) def. Pierce Hoover (CATM) 6-2, 6-2
2. Alberto Ortiz (MHUM) def. Jack Mordey (CATM) 7-5, 6-4
3. Lucas Miller (CATM) def. Markus Gattner (MHUM) 6-2, 6-3
4. Carlos Suares Riesco (MHUM) def. Michael Patch (CATM) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
5. Sam Lee (MHUM) def. Mitchell McDonald (CATM) 6-2, 6-2
6. Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) def. Blake Covington (MHUM) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition:
1. Pierce Hoover/Jack Mordey (CATM) def. Euquerio Guerrero/Alberto Ortiz (MHUM) 9-8
2. Lucas Miller/Mitchell McDonald (CATM) def. Sam Lee/Markus Gattner (MHUM) 8-6
3. Iago Montero Nunez/Michael Patch (CATM) def. Blake Covington/Carlos Suares Riesco (MHUM) 8-3

Mars Hill 7-8, 3-7 SAC
Catawba 13-9, 3-6 SAC

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