Tennis (W)

Tennis Drops Match At Wingate 8-1


WINGATE, NC -- The Catawba College tennis team fell in South Atlantic Conference action to Wingate University Monday afternoon at the Wingate Tennis Complex. The Catawba Lady Indians fell 8-1 while the men lost 7-2. Catawba’s women fall to 9-5 on the year and 0-3 in the conference. The Catawba men now stand at 5-8 overall and 0-3 in the South Atlantic Conference. The #35 Wingate women improve to 6-3 overall and 1-0 in the SAC. The #48 Bulldog men now stand at 7-2 and 4-0, respectively.

In women’s doubles, Wingate swept the Lady Indians to hold the early 3-0 lead. Catawba’s lone point of the match came at #2 singles as freshman Erisa Onchi won 8-5 over Oroma Womeodu. Liz Renteria forced a third set at the #1 position before Wingate’s Claudia De Andreis claimed the win.

On the men’s side the duo of Michael Patch and Licca Picca recorded an 8-5 victory at #2 doubles to even the early score at 1-1. In the final doubles match, Lucas Miller and Iago Montero Nunez nearly took the victory for Catawba but fell 9-8 going into singles play down 2-1.

Miller came close again to victory at #2 singles, falling in the third set with scores of 3-6, 6-3, 1-6. Nunez also went to a third set but claimed the win for the Indians. Nunez defeated Nicholas Oliveira 2-6, 6-3, 1-0.

Catawba will return home on Tuesday as they host Lincoln Memorial at 2:00 p.m. The match with the Railsplitters was previously suspended due to rain. The Catawba men will start the match up 3-1 while the women are tied 2-2.

Wingate 8, Catawba 1
Feb 29, 2016 at Wingate, N.C.

Singles competition
1. Claudia De Andreis (WU) def. Liz Renteria (CATW) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0
2. Erisa Onchi (CATW) def. Oroma Womeodu (WU) 8-5
3. Caroline Holland (WU) def. Maddie Henderson (CATW) 6-4, 6-2
4. Sydney Homan (WU) def. Kristen Rocko (CATW) 6-3, 6-2
5. Layla Tanik (WU) def. Lauren Sledd (CATW) 6-1, 6-1
6. Maria Garcia (WU) def. Rachel Rudisill (CATW) 8-3

Doubles competition
1. Oroma Womeodu/Maria Garcia (WU) def. Liz Renteria/Erisa Onchi (CATW) 8-6
2. Sydney Homan/Claudia De Andreis (WU) def. Kristen Rocko/Lauren Sledd (CATW) 8-1
3. Caroline Holland/Sierra Parsons (WU) def. Rachel Rudisill/Maddie Henderson (CATW) 8-2
Wingate 6-3 (1-0 SAC)
Catawba 9-5 (0-3 SAC)

Wingate 7, Catawba 2
Feb 29, 2016 at Wingate, N.C.

Singles competition
1. Sebastian Hall (WU) def. Jack Mordey (CATM) 6-1, 6-2
2. Connor Kudrick (WU) def. Lucas Miller (CATM) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
3. Filippo Pezzoli (WU) def. Michael Patch (CATM) 6-0, 6-2
4. Amir Zari (WU) def. Lucca Picca (CATM) 6-4, 6-2
5. Josh DuToit (WU) def. Mitchell McDonald (CATM) 6-2, 6-4
6. Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) def. Nicholas Oliveira (WU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0

Doubles competition
1. Sebastian Hall/Connor Kudrick (WU) def. Jack Mordey/Mitchell McDonald (CATM) 8-2
2. Michael Patch/Lucca Picca (CATM) def. Duncan Addison/Amir Zari (WU) 8-5
3. Tyler Schofer/Filippo Pezzoli (WU) def. Lucas Miller/Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) 9-8
Wingate 7-2 (4-0 SAC)
Catawba 5-8 (0-3 SAC)

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