Tennis (W)

Indians Win Over LR Behind Sledd's 13 Match Win Streak

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SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba College teams each claimed victories over Lenoir-Rhyne University Thursday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center. With a 6-3 victory, the Catawba women improve to 6-1 on the season and 1-0 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Catawba men advance to 3-3 overall and 1-0 in the SAC.

In women's action, Catawba jumped out to a 2-1 advantage with a pair of 8-2 wins in doubles action. Lenoir-Rhyne would even the match a two apiece with a victory at #1 singles. Catawba's Erisa Onchi claimed a third set win before the Lady Bears tied the match again at #3 singles. Kristen Rocko and Lauren Sledd each claimed a pair of 6-2 victories to seal the win for the Indians. The win for Sledd marked her 13th straight in singles play going back to the 2014-15 season. Rachel Rudisill iced the win for Catawba with two 6-0 decisions at the #6 position.

On the men's side, the Indians swept doubles action to jump out to a 3-0 lead. In singles, Jack Mordey and Lucas Miller claimed victories at #1 and #2 singles to secure the win for the tribe. The lone Lenoir-Rhyne point of the match came at the third flight with a victory over Catawba freshman Lucas Picca. The Indians would sweep the remaining three matches.

The match concluded the fall season for the Indians who will look to use the momentum for conference play in the spring.

Tennis Match Results
Lenoir-Rhyne vs Catawba College
Oct 15, 2015 at Salisbury, NC

Catawba College 6, Lenoir-Rhyne 3

Singles competition:
1. Dominique Bruce (LR) def. Liz Renteria (CATW) 6-1, 3-6, 10-7
2. Erisa Onchi (CATW) def. Marta Escanero Funes (LR) 6-4, 2-6, 10-4
3. Julia Ponomareva (LR) def. Maddie Henderson (CATW) 6-4, 6-1
4. Kristen Rocko (CATW) def. Lucy Stofberg (LR) 6-2, 6-2
5. Lauren Sledd (CATW) def. Taylor Fredrickson (LR) 6-2, 6-2
6. Rachel Rudisill (CATW) def. Abbi Wood (LR) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Dominique Bruce/Marta Escanero Funes (LR) def. Liz Renteria/Erisa Onchi (CATW) 9-8
2. Kristen Rocko/Lauren Sledd (CATW) def. Julia Ponomareva/Lucy Stofberg (LR) 8-2
3. Maddie Henderson/Rachel Rudisill (CATW) def. Taylor Fredrickson/Abbi Wood (LR) 8-2

Notes:
Catawba College 6-1, 1-0 SAC
Lenoir-Rhyne 0-1, 0-1 SAC

Tennis Match Results
Lenoir-Rhyne vs Catawba College
Oct 15, 2015 at Salisbury, NC

Catawba College 8, Lenoir-Rhyne 1

Singles competition:
1. Jack Mordey (CATM) def. Patrick Bauer (LRM) 6-4, 6-4
2. Lucas Miller (CATM) def. Shane O'Dea (LRM) 6-3, 6-2
3. Tomas Hons (LRM) def. Lucca Picca (CATM) 6-2, 6-1
4. Michael Patch (CATM) def. Filip Dobrosavljevic (LRM) 6-4, 6-4
5. Mitchell McDonald (CATM) def. Alex Cresposanchez (LRM) 6-3, 6-2
6. Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) def. Matthew Ledford (LRM) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition:
1. Jack Mordey/Mitchell McDonald (CATM) def. Patrick Bauer/Tomas Hons (LRM) 9-7
2. Lucca Picca/Michael Patch (CATM) def. Shane O'Dea/Alex Cresposanchez (LRM) 8-6
3. Lucas Miller/Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) def. Filip Dobrosavljevic/Matthew Ledford (LRM) 8-6

Notes:
Catawba College 3-3, 1-0 SAC
Lenoir-Rhyne 0-1, 0-1 SAC

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