Women's Tennis - Wed, Sep. 12, 2012
Georgetown College women's tennis team had an equally tough
first couple of matches on the road this past weekend. The played No. 25 Marian
University and lost 8-1, but beat University of Northern Ohio, which is right
behind Marian for being in the Top 25, 5-4.
"We really wanted to test ourselves," said Tiger coach Jessica
Cunningham. "I know they were not happy with the result against Marian and came
out ready to fight Saturday. I was really pleased with how we rebounded the
very next day."
It was a youthful pair in doubles - freshman Kaelin Roberts
and sophomore Jacqueline Otis - that got the lone point for the Tigers Friday
against Marian. Roberts also had a strong showing in singles, losing 7-6, 6-3.
Cunningham paired Roberts with Alyssa Kennedy against UNOH
in doubles and they picked up an easy 8-3 win. Otis and Shelby Eden paired up
to win in a tiebreaker 9-8.
Otis and Kelly Swanson then quickly won their singles
matches, 6-0, 6-2 and 6-4, 6-1 respectively to put the Tigers one win again
from the match. However, every other GC player was down a set in their matches
at this point.
Senior Haley Hart battles to force a third set, but losses
7-6 in the final set after a three-hour battle with Andrea Arango. Roberts also
battles to force a third set and pulled off the victory, 6-3, to clinch the
winning point for Georgetown.
"We are young, but very talented this year," Cunningham
said. "It showed a bit this weekend, but I think we also showed a lot of
potential. It was a tough start with Marian, but to bounce back against the No.
26 team in the nation, that was awesome."