Tennis (M)

Women Win; Men Fall in Tennis Action vs. Mt. Olive

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba and visiting Mount Olive split wins in men’s and women’s tennis action on Thursday at the Johnson Tennis Center. The Catawba Indian women improved to 2-0 with a 7-2 win, while the men fell to 1-1 after an 8-1 defeat. It was the first dual match of the season for Mount Olive.

For the women, Catawba got off to a 2-1 lead after doubles. Sophie Hirsch and Isabel Benoit picked up an 8-6 win at #2 doubles to provide the lead entering singles. Mount Olive avoided the doubles sweep with a tiebreaker win at #1.

Catawba rolled to five singles win, highlighted by Erisa Onchi’s rally from a set down to win in three sets. That win got the Lady Indians within one victory of taking the match and it was provided by Kristen Rocko at #4.  Rocko had teamed with Emily Corcoran for a doubles win and Corcoran also claimed her singles match. Benoit and Olivia Wooldridge also claimed singles wins.

Mount Olive grabbed a 3-0 lead after doubles as Catawba was playing without its regular #1 and #4 players, who were out injured. Sam Schwarz claimed the lone win for the Indians at the #4 spot.

Next for the tennis teams will be a non-conference tilt with Newberry on Oct. 17 at 1:30 pm in Rock Hill, S.C.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
MOUNT OLIVE 8, CATAWBA 1
Singles
1. Armando Ferreira (MO) d. Lucas Miller 7-6 (7-2), 6-1
2. Jack Middleton (MO) d. Ryen Reid 6-4, 6-3
3. Jacob Clarke (MO) d. Adam Rocko 6-7, 6-4, 10-7
4. Sam Schwarz (C) d. Alex Meseguer Carce 6-4, 6-1
5. Juan Arbelaez (MO) d. Vid Rados 8-3
6. Flavio Carretero (MO) d. Christopher Derrick 8-2

Doubles
1. Ferreira/Middleton (MO) d. Miller/Reid 8-5
2. Sherzod Akramov/Martin Moser (MO) d. Rocko/Schwarz 8-3
3. Arbelaez/Carretero (MO) d. Rados/Derrick 8-2
RECORDS: Mount Olive 1-0, Catawba 1-1.


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 7, MOUNT OLIVE 2
Singles
1. Erisa Onchi (C) d. Sonja Gartner 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
2. Areej Fareh (MO) d. Sophie Hirsh 6-4, 6-3
3. Olivia Wooldridge (C) d. Nicole La Chappelle 6-1, 6-0
4. Kristen Rocko (C) d. Jennifer Byrd 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
5. Emily Corcoran (C) d. Julissa Quintanilla 6-3, 6-2
6. Isabel Benoit (C) d. Emma Burroughs 6-2, 6-1

Doubles
1. Gartner/Fareh (MO) d. Onchi/Wooldridge 8-7 (8-6)
2. Hirsh/Benoit (C) d. La Chappelle/Byrd 8-6
3. Rocko/Corcoran (C) d. Quintanilla/Burroughs 8-1
RECORDS: Catawba 2-0, Mount Olive 0-1.

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