Women's Tennis - Tue, Feb. 28, 2012
Georgetown College women's tennis picked up its first spring
and conference win this past weekend, hosting Shawnee State University. The weather
forced the Tigers spring home-opener at The Lexington Tennis Club, but it was a
successful 6-2 victory none the less.
"Top to bottom we played so well today," said GC coach
Jessica Cunningham. "We are excited to get our first conference win of the
The Tigers won two of the three doubles matches with the one
loss coming at 8-6 in the No. 3 spot. Emily Krick, Natalie Hill and Jacqueline
Otis cruised to easy straight set wins in their singles matches - (6-3, 6-3;
6-1, 6-0; 6-0, 6-0 respectively).
SSU's Ashley Fisher need three sets to beat Lauren Yates
4-6, 7-6, 1-0. Mackenzie Hatfield rallied from one set down to beat Crystal
Carpenter 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 and Keira Lopez was on the way back against Shelby
Wulfekamp when the match was called because of time.
"It was a really good day for Georgetown women's tennis,"
Cunningham said. "We had to deal with the adjustment of not being on our home
courts as we had thought. Each player handled the situation well, and we did
what we needed to do to take a conference victory.
"Now we have to take that energy and go and play one of the
toughest teams in the nation that just happens to be in our conference."
Both the men's and women's teams will be back in action
Wednesday at conference powerhouse Lindsey Wilson.