Tennis (W)

Indians Split With Belmont Abbey


SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba College tennis teams split with Belmont Abbey College Thursday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center. The Catawba women claimed a 5-4 victory while the Indian's men fell 6-3. With the win the Catawba Lady Indians improve to 2-0 on the year.  The Catawba men fall to 0-1. The match was the first of the season for both Crusader teams.

In women's doubles action Belmont Abbey jumped out to an early 2-1 lead. Catawba dominated at the #1 duo of Liz Renteria and Erisa Onchi in an 8-0 victory.  In singles play, Belmont Abbey claimed the #1 singles victory to take a 3-1 lead over Catawba. Onchi continued her prowess with a pair of 6-0 victories that the second flight for the Lady Indians. The Crusaders took a 4-2 lead with a victory at the third flight. Catawba's Kristen Rocko, Lauren Sledd, and Rachel Rudisill rallied for Catawba to claim the 5-4 win. Rocko won by scores of 6-4 and 6-3. Sledd tallied 6-2 and 6-0 wins while Rudisill earned 6-3 and 6-0 victories.

The Catawba men followed suit of the women by trailing 2-1 after doubles play. In singles action, #1 position Jack Mordey claimed an Indians victory with sets of 6-4 and 6-2. Iago MOntero Nunez finished the day with sets of 6-1 and 6-4 to claim the third and final point for Catawba at the #6 position.

The Indians will return to action on Saturday as the teams travel to Johnson C. Smith for a 10:00 am match.

Tennis Match Results
Belmont Abbey vs Catawba College
Sep 17, 2015 at Salisbury, NC

Catawba College 5, Belmont Abbey 4

Singles competition:
1. Teagan McNamara (BACW) def. Liz Renteria (CATW) 6-3, 6-3
2. Erisa Onchi (CATW) def. Lillie Mehan (BACW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Kiersten Cox (BACW) def. Maddie Henderson (CATW) 6-4, 6-4
4. Kristen Rocko (CATW) def. Alex Weber (BACW) 6-4, 6-3
5. Lauren Sledd (CATW) def. Rachele Subik (BACW) 6-2, 6-0
6. Rachel Rudisill (CATW) def. Brylee Seitz (BACW) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Liz Renteria/Erisa Onchi (CATW) def. Lillie Mehan/Darian DeFrench (BACW) 8-0
2. Teagan McNamara/Brylee Seitz (BACW) def. Kristen Rocko/Lauren Sledd (CATW) 8-4
3. Kiersten Cox/Rachele Subik (BACW) def. Maddie Henderson/Rachel Rudisill (CATW) 8-3

Catawba College 2-0
Belmont Abbey 0-1

Tennis Match Results
Belmont Abbey vs Catawba College
Sep 17, 2015 at Salisbury, NC

Belmont Abbey 6, Catawba College 3

Singles competition:
1. Jack Mordey (CATM) def. Juan Baez (BACM) 6-4, 6-2
2. James Delaney (BACM) def. Lucas Miller (CATM) 6-4, 6-3
3. Grant Goldin (BACM) def. Lucca Picca (CATM) 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
4. Young-Jin Kang (BACM) def. Michael Patch (CATM) 6-4, 7-5
5. Laine Harrett (BACM) def. Mitchell McDonald (CATM) 4-6, 6-3, 10-8
6. Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) def. Chase Eldridge (BACM) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition:
1. Juan Baez/James Delaney (BACM) def. Lucas Miller/Mitchell McDonald (CATM) 8-6
2. Grant Goldin/Young-Jin Kang (BACM) def. Jack Mordey/Aaron Vanhorenbeck (CATM) 8-5
3. Lucca Picca/Michael Patch (CATM) def. Laine Harrett/Michael Rapsik (BACM) 8-3

Catawba College 0-1
Belmont Abbey 1-0

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