Tennis (W)

Kessler Ends Career With 8-1 Win Over Brevard


SALISBURY, N.C. -- The Catawba College tennis teams each ended their season on a positive note Saturday, defeating Brevard College 8-1 in South Atlantic Conference action at the Johnson Tennis Center.  Neither Catawba or Brevard will see post season action.  Catawba's women finish the year 11-12 overall and 2-9 in the SAC.  The Indians men finished at 14-10 on the year and 4-7 in conference.  The Lady Tornados fell to 1-15 while the men fall to 4-12.  Both Tornado teams remained winless on the year at 0-10.

The Catawba women swept doubles to jump out to an early lead. Brevard's Katie Daugherty claimed their lone point at #1 singles by scores of 6-2 and 6-1. Catawba bounced back to sweep the remaining matches.  Catawba senior, Sloan Kessler closed out her career with the Lady Indians with a pair of 6-1 sets for the victory. 

The Catawba men, began with the same strong start as their female counterparts by sweeping doubles.  In singles play the Indians were forced into two three-set matches but came out victorius. The first came at #1 singles as Pierce Hoover battled David Taggert.  Hoover dropped the first set 0-6 before recovering and claiming 6-1 and 10-3 wins. Catawba's Lucas Miller went to three sets at the #3 position but won by scores of 5-7, 6-0, and 10-8.  Iago Montero Nunez went through the day without surrendering a single point.  With Michael Patch, the duo won #3 doubles 8-0 then Nunez swept #6 singles 6-0, 6-0.

Tennis Match Results
Brevard vs Catawba
Apr 11, 2015 at Salisbury, NC

Catawba 8, Brevard 1

Singles competition:
1. Katie Daugherty (BC) def. Liz Renteria (CATW) 6-2, 6-1
2. Kristen Rocko (CATW) def. Jule Hermann (BC) 7-5, 7-6
3. Maddy Henderson (CATW) def. Lisa Pettig (BC) 6-1, 6-3
4. Sloan Kessler (CATW) def. Nirvanna Silva (BC) 6-1, 6-1
5. Lauren Sledd (CATW) def. Camille Cameron (BC) 6-0, 6-0
6. Rachel Rudisill (CATW) def. Anita Maryskova (BC) 8-2

Doubles competition:
1. Liz Renteria/Kristen Rocko (CATW) def. Katie Daugherty/Jule Hermann (BC) 8-5
2. Maddy Henderson/Lauren Sledd (CATW) def. Lisa Pettig/Nirvanna Silva (BC) 8-5
3. Sloan Kessler/Rachel Rudisill (CATW) def. Camille Cameron/Anita Maryskova (BC) 8-4

Catawba 11-12, 2-9 SAC
Brevard 1-15, 0-10

Tennis Match Results
Brevard vs Catawba
Apr 11, 2015 at Salisbury, NC

Catawba 8, Brevard 1

Singles competition:
1. Pierce Hoover (CATM) def. David Taggart (BC) 0-6, 6-1, 10-3
2. Jack Mordey (CATM) def. George Finch (BC) 6-1, 6-3
3. Lucas Miller (CATM) def. Nathan Sabate (BC) 5-7, 6-0, 10-8
4. Rory Northam (BC) def. Michael Patch (CATM) 8-3
5. Mitchell McDonald (CATM) def. Christoph Plasa (BC) 8-2
6. Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) def. Richie Liell (BC) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Pierce Hoover/Jack Mordey (CATM) def. David Taggart/Nathan Sabate (BC) 8-5
2. Lucas Miller/Mitchell McDonald (CATM) def. Rory Northam/Christoph Plasa (BC) 9-8
3. Michael Patch/Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) def. George Finch/Richie Liell (BC) 8-0

Catawba 14-10, 4-7 SAC
Brevard 4-12, 0-10 SAC

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