Tennis (W)

Lady Indians Drop Tight Match at Coker, 5-4


HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- The Catawba College Indians were swept Wednesday afternoon by Coker College in a South Atlantic Conference tennis double header at the Coker Tennis Courts. The Catawba women fell 5-4 while the men lost 7-2. The Lady Indians now stand a 11-10 on the year and 2-7 in the South Atlantic conference. Catawba’s men drop to 9-10 and 4-5, respectively.  Coker’s women improve to 4-8 with the win as men advance to 5-8 overall. Both Cobras squads stand a 3-2 in the SAC.

Catawba’s women opened up the day with a 2-1 advantage after doubles play. Liz Renteria and Erisa Onchi claimed the first point with an 8-4 win at #1 doubles over Jennifer Mezei and Bailey Palmer. The duo of Rachel Rudisill and Maddie Henderson took the third flight for Catawba with an 8-5 victory.

In singles play Coker rallied to win the first three seeds for a 4-2 lead. Kristen Rocko won by default over Ragan Palmer at the #4 seed while Lauren Sledd claimed the fifth flight 7-5, 6-2 over Coker’s Sarah Elliott. The Cobras claimed the win after Suzanna Mickey defeated Catawba’s Rachel Rudisill 6-3, 6-0 at the sixth seed.

On the men’s side, the Indians’ Jack Mordey and Mitchell McDonald opened the day with a win at the #1 doubles by a score of 8-1. Coker took the remaining doubles matches to enter singles play with a 2-1 lead.

Coker swept the first four singles matches to claim the win on the afternoon before McDonald defeated Dominic Allan 6-2, 6-0 for Catawba’s lone singles point.

Catawba will return to action on Thursday, April 7 as the Indians host Queens University at 2:00 p.m.

Coker 5, Catawba College 4
Mar 30, 2016 at Hartsville, SC

Singles competition
1. Jennifer Mezei (COKERWT) def. Liz Renteria (CATW) 6-3, 6-4
2. Bailey Palmer (COKERWT) def. Erisa Onchi (CATW) 7-6, 7-6
3. Jessi Campos (COKERWT) def. Maddie Henderson (CATW) 6-1, 6-4
4. Kristen Rocko (CATW) def. Ragan Palmer (COKERWT), by default
5. Lauren Sledd (CATW) def. Sarah Elliott (COKERWT) 7-5, 6-2
6. Suzanna Mickey (COKERWT) def. Rachel Rudisill (CATW) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Liz Renteria/Erisa Onchi (CATW) def. Jennifer Mezei/Bailey Palmer (COKERWT) 8-4
2. Sarah Elliott/Jessi Campos (COKERWT) def. Lauren Sledd/Kristen Rocko (CATW) 8-5
3. Rachel Rudisill/Maddie Henderson (CATW) def. Suzanna Mickey/Ragan Palmer (COKERWT) 8-5

Coker 4-8, 3-2 SAC
Catawba College 11-10, 2-7 SAC

Coker College 7, Catawba College 2
Mar 30, 2016 at Hartsville, SC

Singles competition
1. Tom Sizeland (COKERMT) def. Jack Mordey (CATM) 6-2, 6-1
2. Mark Watt (COKERMT) def. Lucas Miller (CATM) 6-1, 6-4
3. Simon Bergbom (COKERMT) def. Michael Patch (CATM) 6-3, 6-3
4. Henrik Hellbe (COKERMT) def. Lucca Picca (CATM) 6-3, 6-2
5. Mitchell McDonald (CATM) def. Dominic Allan (COKERMT) 6-2, 6-0
6. Felix Schweyer (COKERMT) def. Iago Montero Nunez (CATM) 8-3

Doubles competition
1. Jack Mordey/Mitchell McDonald (CATM) def. Henrik Hellbe/Dominic Allan (COKERMT) 8-1
2. Tom Sizeland/Mark Watt (COKERMT) def. Lucca Picca/Michael Patch (CATM) 8-4
3. Felix Schweyer/Simon Bergbom (COKERMT) def. Iago Montero Nunez/Lucas Miller (CATM) 8-1

Coker College 5-8, 3-2 SAC
Catawba College 9-10, 4-5 SAC

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