Tennis (M)

Tennis Teams Win Home Finale Against Mars Hill

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Both men's and women's tennis teams at Catawba claimed 7-2 wins over visiting Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  The Catawba Indian men improve to 10-11 overall and 5-6 in the SAC, while the women up their mark to 12-11 and 3-7.  Both Mars Hill teams fall to 4-13 and 1-9.

Catawba's men jumped to a 3-0 lead after doubles as Jack Mordey and Mitchell McDonald pulled out a tight 9-8 decision at the No. 1 position.  Mordey and Michael Patch were able to record singles points to secure the match win.  Lucca Picca and Iago Nunez also picked up singles wins for the men.

The Catawba women grabbed a 2-1 lead after doubles.  The Lady Indians got wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 flights.  Maddy Henderson picked a win on a default to give Catawba a 3-1 lead and singles wins by Erisa Onchi and Rachel Rudisill earned the match win with their singles victories.  Kristen Rocko and Lauren Sledd also took wins in singles.

The match was the final home match for Catawba this season.  The Indians will close the season on Monday at Belmont Abbey at 3 pm.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 7, MARS HILL 2
Singles
#1 Jack Mordey (C) d. Alberto Ortiz 6-2, 6-1
#2 Ben Reid (MH) d. Lucas Miller 6-1, 2-6, 10-7
#3 Michael Patch (C) d. Markus Gattner 6-2, 6-4
#4 Lucca Picca (C) d. Carlos Riesco  9-7
#5 Sam Lee (MH) d. Mitchell McDonald 8-1
#6 Iago Montero Nunez (C) d. Alejandre Ozaki 9-8

Doubles
#1 Mordey/McDonald (C) d. Ortiz/Lee  9-8
#2 Patch/Picca (C) d. Reid/Gattner  8-5
#3 Miller/Aaron Vanhorenbeck (C) d. Riesco/Ozaki 8-4
RECORDS: Catawba 10-11, 5-6 SAC; Mars Hill 4-13, 1-9 SAC


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 7, MARS HILL 2
Singles
#1 Samantha Echevarria (MH) d. Liz Renteria 6-4, 6-0
#2 Erisa Onchi (C) d. Jasha Geerdink 6-2, 6-4
#3 Maddy Henderson (C) d. Lucy McLaurin won by default
#4 Kristen Rocko (C) d. Jade Henke 8-5
#5 Lauren Sledd (C) d. Luz Heilman 8-0
#6 Rachel Rudisill (C) d. Hannah Hill 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
#1 Renteria/Onchi (C) d. Geerdink/McLaurin 8-6
#2 Echevarria/Henke (MH) d. Rocko/Sledd 8-6
#3 Henderson/Rudisill (C) d. Heilman/Hill 8-0
RECORDS: Catawba 12-11, 3-7 SAC; Mars Hill 4-13, 1-9 SAC

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