Tennis (W)

Women's Tennis Takes 8-1 Win Over Pfeiffer

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba grabbed an 8-1 win over visiting Pfeiffer in women’s tennis action on Thursday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center.  Leading 2-1 after doubles, Catawba swept the singles matches to improve its record to 7-1 on the year.  The Falcons fall to 1-2.

Catawba quickly jumped out 2-0 with wins at #2 and #3 doubles, but the Falcons fought back at the top doubles flight to claim a 9-7 victory to make the score 2-1.  The Lady Indians went on to win the six singles matches in straight sets to close out the win.

Winning in both singles and doubles for Catawba were Kirsten Rocko (Johns Creek, Ga./Pinecrest Academy), Olivia Wooldridge (Wellington, New Zealand) and Maddy Henderson (Mequon, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels).  Marina Geremias (Girona, Spain) teamed with Henderson for a win in doubles.  Erisa Onchi (Tokyo, Japan), Sophie Hirsch (Markkleeberg, Germany) and Emily Corcoran (Milton, Ga./St. Francis) taking singles wins.

Catawba will host Brevard on Sunday at 1 pm as part of men’s and women’s league play.


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 8, PFEIFFER 1
Singles
1. Erisa Onchi (C) d. Olivia Nelms 7-6, 6-3
2. Sophie Hirsch (C) d. Mylene Petitpas 6-4, 6-2
3. Kristen Rocko (C) d. Meggan Amour 6-1, 6-0
4. Olivia Wooldridge (C) d. ShaNisha White 6-0, 6-2
5. Maddy Henderson (C) d. Madison Hatley 6-1, 6-0
6. Emily Corcoran (C) d. Madison Furr 6-0, 6-1

Doubles
1. Nelms/Amour (P) d. Onchi/Hirsch 9-7
2. Rocko/Wooldridge (C) d. Petitpas/White 8-5
3. Henderson/Marina Geremias (C) d. Hatley/Brittany Blackburn 8-0
RECORDS: Catawba 7-1, Pfeiffer 1-2

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