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Sledd Takes Point In Singles For Women's Tennis At Queens

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Queens claimed an 8-1 win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women's tennis action on Thursday afternoon at Freedom Park.  The Royals, ranked 28th in NCAA II, improve to 12-2 overall and 7-2 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 10-12 and 1-9.

Queens got off to a quick start, leading 3-0 after sweeping the doubles matches.  Claire Hamilton, at #6, and Marta Gonzalez, at #3, wrapped up the win with straight set wins in singles.  The Royals are ranked fifth in the region.

Lauren Sledd (Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring HS) won the point for Catawba.  She posted an 8-3 victory at #5 singles. 

Catawba concludes its season on Saturday as the Lady Indians host Brevard at 1 pm at the Johnson Tennis Center.

WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
QUEENS 8, CATAWBA 1
Singles
#1 Carlotta Nassi (Q) d. Liz Renteria 6-2, 6-4
#2 Melissa Laing (Q) d. Kristen Rocko  6-3, 6-2
#3 Marta Gonzalez (Q) d. Maddy Henderson  6-2, 6-2
#4 Caroline Nielson (Q) d. Sloan Kessler  8-0
#5 Lauren Sledd (C) d. Jacklyn Pfuhl  8-3
#6 Claire Hamilton (Q) d. Rachel Rudisill  6-2, 6-1

Doubles
#1 Nassi/Laing (Q) d. Renteria/Rocko  8-4
#2 Gonzalez/Nielson (Q) d. Henderson/Sledd  8-3
#3 Hamilton/Jackie Rock (Q) d. Kessler/Rudisill 8-0
RECORDS: Queens 12-2, 7-2 SAC; Catawba 10-12, 1-9 SAC

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