March 11, 2020
Men's Tennis Puts Up Battle in Loss to #4 Wingate
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba fell to NCAA II fourth-ranked Wingate 5-2 in South Atlantic Conference men’s tennis action on Wednesday afternoon at the Country Club of Salisbury. Wingate improves to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 1-8 and 0-2.
Catawba took the doubles point. Top-seeded Ryen Reid and Cason Hiers topped the NCAA II fifth-ranked duo of Daniel Belsito and Josep Canyadell 6-1. No. 2 seeds Jack Joel and Joseph Honorio posted a 6-3 win over 16th-ranked Roy Stepanov and Matteo Gostoli.
The Bulldogs came back in singles, winning five of the six matches. Joel topped Stepanov, ranked #50, in three sets. Hiers and Adam Rocko fell in straight sets, but each forced a tiebreaker.
Catawba travels to Tusculum on Saturday for a SAC match at 1 p.m. with the Pioneers.
|No events scheduled until September 3|