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Tennis Teams Drop Matches to Newberry

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba fell to visiting Newberry in both men’s and women’s South Atlantic Conference tennis action on Thursday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center. Newberry took an 8-1 decision on the men’s side, while the women claimed a 7-2 win. Newberry’s men up their record to 12-4 overall and 3-1 in the SAC with the women moving to 15-3 and 3-1. The Catawba Indians men drop at 2-7 and 0-4 with the women dropping to 3-7 and 0-4.

The Catawba women fell behind 3-0 after doubles, losing tight matches at #1 and #3. The Lady Indians fought back to win a pair of singles matches. Sophie Hirsch earned a straight set win at the #2 position, while Kirsten Saltus claimed a pro set win at #6.

The Indian men also lost all three doubles matches. The Wolves jumped ahead by winning three tight matches, including at #2 in a tiebreaker 7-5. Cason Hiers broke through with a singles win. He prevailed 10-6 in a third set super tiebreaker. Catawba lost three-set singles matches at #1 and #3.

The tennis teams are scheduled to play Anderson on Saturday at 1 pm.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
NEWBERRY 8, CATAWBA 1
Singles
1. Edison Ambarzumjan (N) d. Luca Picci 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
2. Jose Navarro (N) d. Lucas Miller 6-3, 6-3
3. Nikhil Mannepalli (N) d. Ryen Reid 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4)
4. Cason Hiers (C) d. Angel Pizarro 2-6, 6-4, 10-6
5. Jordan Monosky (N) d. Samuel Schwarz 8-3
6. Alex Amble (N) d. Adam Rocko 8-1

Doubles
1. Ambarzumjan/Monosky (N) d. Picci/Miller 8-5
2. Mannepalli/Pizarro (N) d. Reid/Hiers 8-7 (7-5)
3. Navarro/Amble (N) d. Schwarz/Rocko 8-6
RECORDS: Newberry 12-4, 3-1 SAC; Catawba 2-7, 0-4 SAC.


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
NEWBERRY 7, CATAWBA 2
Singles
1. Amanda Carrillo (N) d. Erisa Onchi 6-2, 6-2
2. Sophie Hirsch (C) d. Elisa Aguirre 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
3. Marta Gomar (N) d. Olivia Wooldridge 6-2, 6-3
4. Lucia Davila (N) d. Kristen Rocko 6-4, 6-1
5. Joelle Husle (N) d. Emily Corcoran 6-4, 6-4
6. Kirsten Saltus (C) d. Rebeca Martinez 8-4

Doubles
1. Carrillo/Gomar (N) d. Onchi/Wooldridge 8-6
2. Aguirre/Davila (N) d. Hirsch/Isabel Benoit 8-1
3. Husle/Martinez (N) d. Rocko/Corcoran 8-5
RECORDS: Newberry 15-3, 3-1 SAC; Catawba 3-7, 0-4 SAC.

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