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Tennis Teams Split Tight Matches at Carson-Newman

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JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. -- Catawba and host Carson-Newman split a pair of competitive men’s and women’s South Atlantic Conference tennis matches on Friday afternoon at the Catlett Tennis Complex. Catawba’s men pulled off their second straight 5-4 victory, while the Eagle women claimed their win 5-4. The Catawba Indian men move to 4-8 overall and 2-5 in the SAC, while the women fall to 3-10 and 0-7. Carson-Newman’s men are 2-11 and 0-7 with the women standing at 6-7 and 3-4.

The Catawba men took two of three doubles to lead. Luca Picci and Lucas Miller took their doubles match at #1 8-7, winning the tiebreaker 7-5. The Indians were able to wrap up the match with singles wins at #1, #3 and #4. Picci earned the win at #1, while Ryen Reid and Cason Heirs took the other two wins. Samuel Schwarz and Adam Rocko combined for the win at #3 doubles.

Catawba’s women earned a doubles point at #1 by Erisa Onchi and Olivia Wooldridge, but were behind 2-1 heading to singles play. The Lady Indians came up short as the teams split the six matches. Onchi won her singles match at #1. Emily Corcoran claimed a win at #5, while Wooldridge rallied from a set down to win at #3.

The tennis teams return to action on Wednesday, hosting Lenoir-Rhyne at 2 pm.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 5, CARSON-NEWMAN 4
Singles
1. Luca Picci (C) d. Gabriel Dabdab 6-2, 6-2
2. Marc Bantel (CN) d. Lucas Miller 6-4, 6-4
3. Ryen Reid (C) d. Rodolfo Schwarz 6-2, 6-0
4. Cason Hiers (C) d. Taylor Barie 6-1, 6-0
5. Jesus Bacete (CN) d. Samuel Schwarz 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 6-4
6. Kevin Mendes (CN) d. Adam Rocko 4-6, 6-1, 10-6

Doubles
1. Picci/Miller (C) d. Schwarz/Mendes 8-7 (7-5)
2. Dabdab/Bacete (CN) d. Reid/Hiers 8-4
3. Schwarz/Rocko (C) d. Bantel/Barie 8-5
RECORDS: Catawba 4-8, 2-5 SAC; Carson-Newman 2-11, 0-7 SAC.


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CARSON-NEWMAN 5, CATAWBA 4
Singles
1. Erisa Onchi (C) d. Ali Harris 6-3, 6-0
2. Jill Corsato (CN) d. Sophie Hirsch 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3
3. Olivia Wooldridge (C) d. Abby Reis 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-4
4. Hannah Price (CN) d. Kristen Rocko 6-1, 6-1
5. Emily Corcoran (C) d. Mallory Jackson 6-3, 6-3
6. Alisa Liashova (CN) d. Kirsten Saltus 7-5, 6-0

Doubles
1. Onchi/Wooldridge (C) d. Corsato/Reis 8-6
2. Harris/Jackson (CN) d. Hirsch/Isabel Benoit 8-3
3. Liashova/Klara Vuckovic (CN) d. Rocko/Corcoran 8-1
RECORDS: Carson-Newman 6-7, 3-4 SAC; Catawba 3-10, 0-7 SAC.

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