Men's Tennis - Mon, Apr. 16, 2012
Georgetown College men's tennis went 1-2 this past week,
including a 5-4 heartbreaker on Senior Day against Mid-South Conference rival
University of the Cumberlands. The Tigers (10-10) get a chance at redemption
though, taking on the Patriots in the quarterfinal round Friday morning at the
Boone Tennis Center in Lexington. Match is set for 11 am as are the other two
quarterfinal matches of the MSC Tournament. University of Pikeville plays St.
Catharine, while Campbellsville University plays University of Virginia College
The winner of GC/UC will play Lindsey Wilson College,
which received the lone bye of the tournament. UPike/SCC-CU/UVa-Wise winners
will play each other in the other semifinal match. Each are set for a 5 pm
Finals are set for 2 pm Saturday. Click HERE to follow
all the tournament bracket updates.
Georgetown got behind 2-1 in doubles. Then the Tigers won
three of the first five singles matches to be tied at four all. It came down to
Chris Bartlett battling Mateo Peria.
"It never seems to fail this season," said GC coach
Jessica Cunningham. "When we are in a close match Chris seems to be the one
battling for the final result. He is getting a lot of experience and playing
great this season."
The freshman from Louisville won the first set 6-2, but lost
the last two 6-4, 6-3 as Peria sealed up the No. 4 seed for Cumberlands.
Junior Benjamin Aspillaga and Bartlett teamed up for
close lose in doubles 8-5. Aspillaga, hampered by injuries, was forced to
retire early in the second set. Zach Thomas and Gustavo Echeverria defeated
Jerrid Neeley and Guillermo Alvarez 8-4 for the lone victory in doubles.
Echeverria also won his singles match over Alvarez, 6-1, 6-2. Thomas lost in
three to Danilo Garcia 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.
Ben Scott and Ross Phelps dropped their doubles to Tyler
Smith and Dyrel MacLeish 8-5.
Jose Baeza won his singles' match over Neeley 6-4, 6-0
and Carlos de Valle beat Smith 6-3, 6-4.
The Tigers rebounded from that with an 8-1 win over
Centre College and finished the week with a 7-2 loss to Lincoln Memorial
"The only loss we had was at No. 2 singles," Cunningham
said. "It was a good match. We got a chance to rest Benji and get some
experience for some of our other players."
Against LMU, Alec Lewis and Carlos del Valle won their singles
matches for GC's two points. Lewis defeated Michael Koenen 6-2, 0-6, 10-5. Del
Valle won 6-1, 6-1 over Corbett Smith.