Tennis - Sat, Apr. 13, 2013
Outdoor sports have to deal with weather conditions, adjusting at times to the wind. Friday, on Senior Day, Georgetown College's men's and women's tennis dealt with some fierce wind and almost knocked off visiting Campbellsville University.
The women trailed early, 2-1, after doubles, but once again found themselves in the heat of a match with a top 25 team. Jacqueline Otis' win in the singles made it interesting, but the Tigers eventually fell 5-4 in the team competition. Georgetown's three Mid-South Conference losses are all to teams in the coaches' poll and two of them come at a 5-4 score.
Conference postseason play gets under way this week. The women will host a first round quarterfinal. The winner of that match advances to play Friday at University of Kentucky.
The men shocked the CU Tigers by taking two of the three doubles matches. Gustavo Echeverria and Ryne Least won 9-8 and Ross Phelps and Zach Thomas won 8-6. However, Campbellsville clawed back with straight-set wins in all the singles matches for the 7-2 victory.
Georgetown's men will play on the road for the quarterfinals. The winner will advance to Friday's play at University of Kentucky.