Tennis (W)

Indians Fall 7-2 at Carson-Newman in SAC Action


JEFFERSON CITY, TN -- The Catawba College tennis teams split with Carson-Newman University in South Atlantic Conference action Tuesday afternoon at the Buddy Catlett Tennis Center. The Catawba men won 6-3 to advance to 9-9 on the year and 4-4 in the conference. Carson-Newman’s men fall to 5-8 overall and 2-5 in the SAC. On the women’s side, the Carson-Newman’s women claimed a 7-2 victory to advance to 10-3 overall and 4-3 in conference. The Catawba Lady Indians fall to 11-9 and 2-6, respectively.

The Catawba men opened the match with a sweep of doubles action. At the #1 position, Jack Mordey and Mitchell McDonald claimed an 8-5 victory while the other two matches were won 8-6.

In singles play, Mordey once again took the top win scores of 6-1 and 7-6. Michael Patch claimed the fifth point of the match for Catawba with a 6-2, 6-3 victory at the third flight. Mitchell McDonald scored the final point of the match at the #5 spot with a third set victory over Kevin Mendes. McDonald won 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

On the women’s side, the Lady Indians fell in all three doubles matches. Erisa Onchi was the first Lady Indian to score with a three set win over Patricia Guerreiro at number two singles. Onchi won 4-6, 7-5 and 10-7. Kristen Rocko tallied Catawba’s final point of the day at #4 position with a 6-4, 7-5 win.

Catawba will return to action on Wednesday as both teams travel to Coker for a 2:00 p.m. match.

Catawba College 6, Carson-Newman 3
Mar 29, 2016 at Jefferson City, Tenn.

Singles competition
1. Jack Mordey (CATM) def. Joao Pedro Oliveira (C-N) 6-1, 7-6
2. Juan Sebastian Perez (C-N) def. Lucas Miller (CATM) 6-1, 6-2
3. Michael Patch (CATM) def. Stefano Daza (C-N) 6-2, 6-3
4. Marc Bantel (C-N) def. Lucca Picca (CATM) 8-4
5. Mitchell McDonald (CATM) def. Kevin Mendes (C-N) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
6. Jesus Barcete (C-N) def. Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) 9-7

Doubles competition
1. Jack Mordey/Mitchell McDonald (CATM) def. Stefano Daza/Juan Sebastian Perez (C-N) 8-5
2. Lucca Picca/Michael Patch (CATM) def. Joao Pedro Oliveira/Jesus Barcete (C-N) 8-6
3. Iago Montero Nunez/Lucas Miller (CATM) def. Kevin Mendes/Lee Presson (C-N) 8-6

Carson-Newman (5-8, 2-5)
Catawba College (9-9, 4-4)
T-4:30  A-45 

Carson-Newman 7, Catawba College 2
Mar 29, 2016 at Jefferson City, Tenn.

Singles competition
1. Ali Harris (C-N) def. Liz Renteria (CATW) 6-7, 6-2, 6-3
2. Erisa Onchi (CATW) def. Patricia Guerreiro (C-N) 4-6, 7-5, 10-7
3. Jill Corsato (C-N) def. Maddie Henderson (CATW) 6-0, 7-6
4. Kristen Rocko (CATW) def. Brooke Sanderson (C-N) 6-4, 7-5
5. Gabrielle Wood (C-N) def. Lauren Sledd (CATW) 9-8
6. Mallory Jackson (C-N) def. Rachel Rudisill (CATW) 6-4, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Jill Corsato/Patricia Guerreiro (C-N) def. Liz Renteria/Erisa Onchi (CATW) 8-5
2. Ali Harris/Brooke Sanderson (C-N) def. Lauren Sledd/Kristen Rocko (CATW) 8-4
3. Gabrielle Wood/Mallory Jackson (C-N) def. Rachel Rudisill/Maddie Henderson (CATW) 8-3

Carson-Newman (10-3, 4-3)
Catawba College (11-9, 2-6)
T-4:30  A-45 

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