Catawba nets 7-2 victory over Eagles
SALISBURY, N.C. — The Carson-Newman men's tennis team fell, 7-2, at Catawba on Friday afternoon in South Atlantic Conference action.
The Eagles claimed one of three doubles matches to start the day, as the team of senior Adriano Kira (Brazil) and sophomore Paul Birdsong (Woodstock, Ga.) won at No. 2 doubles. However, C-N's lone point the rest of the day was a win by sophomore Derek Holdway (Woodstock, Ga.) at No. 3 singles.
With the loss, the Eagles drop to 3-7 on the season and 0-2 in SAC play.
C-N returns to action on Saturday at Wingate. Match time is set for noon.
CATAWBA 7, CARSON-NEWMAN 2
#1 Jess Goodall (CAT) d. Trent Slagle 7-5, 6-0
#2 Thomas Mitchell (CAT) d. Dusty Davis 6-4, 6-4
#3 Derek Holdway (CN) d. Alex Macdonald 6-3, 6-4
#4 Pierce Hoover (CAT) d. Chris Acker 6-1, 6-1
#5 Tom McCormack (CAT) d. Adriano Kira 6-3, 6-7, 10-4
#6 Matthew Nicholson (CAT) d. Paul Birdsong 6-4, 3-6, 10-2
#1 Mitchell/Hoover (CAT) d. Slagle/Matthew White 8-3
#2 Kira/Birdsong (CN) d. McCormack/Uri Yarkoni 8-6
#3 Macdonald/Nicholson (CAT) d. Holdway/Dalton Moore 8-6
RECORDS: Catawba 11-6, 1-3 SAC; Carson-Newman 3-7, 0-2 SAC