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Tennis Teams Take Down Mars Hill in SAC Action

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba downed visiting Mars Hill in both men’s and women’s South Atlantic Conference tennis action on Friday afternoon at the Johnson Tennis Center. The Catawba Indian men were 8-1 winners, while the women posted a 9-0 victory. The Catawba men move to 6-9 overall and 3-6 in the SAC with the women going to 5-11 and 1-8. Mars Hill drops to 4-12 and 0-7 on the men’s side and 2-14 and 0-8 for the women.

Catawba’s women took a 3-0 lead after doubles winning 8-6 at #2 and in a tiebreaker at #1. The Lady Indians then completed the sweep with six singles wins. Erisa Onchi and Olivia Wooldridge combined to win the doubles tiebreak 7-4 then went on to win their singles matches.

The Catawba men also led 3-0 after doubles and closed the match out with five singles wins. Luca Picci pulled out a win at #1 in three sets.

The tennis teams travel to Coker on Monday for a 2 pm match in Hartsville, S.C.

MEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 8, MARS HILL 1
Singles
1. Luca Picci (C) d. Ben Reid 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
2. Rodrigo Ramos (MH) d. Lucas Miller 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
3. Ryen Reid (C) d. Fernando Neto 7-5, 6-4
4. Cason Hiers (C) d. Tom Farman 6-2, 6-2
5. Samuel Schwarz (C) d. Kyrel Trim 6-3, 6-1
6. Adam Rocko (C) d. Pedro Pinassi 6-1, 7-5

Doubles
1. Picci/Miller (C) d. Reid/Ramos 8-4
2. Reid/Hiers (C) d. Neto/Farman 8-5
3. Schwarz/Rocko (C) d. Trim/Pinassi 8-3
RECORDS: Catawba 6-9, 3-6 SAC; Mars Hill 4-12, 0-7 SAC.


WOMEN’S MATCH RESULTS
CATAWBA 9, MARS HILL 0
Singles
1. Erisa Onchi (C) d. Evan Lake 6-3, 6-0
2. Sophie Hirsch (C) d. Jasha Geerdink 6-4, 6-3
3. Olivia Wooldridge (C) d. Sophia Pelaez 6-3, 6-2
4. Kristen Rocko (C) d. Dani Potts 7-5, 6-3
5. Emily Corcoran (C) d. Demarron Johnson 8-1
6. Kirsten Saltus (C) d. Brittany Wilkins 8-0

Doubles
1. Onchi/Wooldridge (C) d. Lake/Geerdink 8-7 (7-4)
2. Hirsch/Rocko (C) d. Pelaez/Potts 8-6
3. Corcoran/Saltus (C) d. Johnson/Wilkins 8-0
RECORDS: Catawba 5-11, 1-8 SAC, Mars Hill 2-14, 0-8 SAC.

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