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Georgetown College men's tennis team took a tough loss to NCAA Division II Davis & Elkins. While the score appears rough, though, it was four tiebreaker matches that decided it all. The Senators walked away from the first of what could be many as the Tigers look to join DII ranks in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference with the 8-1 win.
"We take all four of the matches that went to tiebreakers and our men win 5-4, it is how crazy tennis can be sometimes," said GC coach Jessica Cunningham.
DE took a solid 3-0 lead after doubles, but needed a 9-8 win at the number one seed. Gustavo Echeverria and Ryne Least have been playing lights out for Georgetown the past several weeks, but could not break Charles Brunel and Simon Meriau down the stretch.
Echeverria did start the singles off with a straight set win over Vincent Hamon, 6-3, 7-5, which kept hopes alive for the Orange & Black. Davis & Elkins took seeds two and three in straight sets, but had to battle four, five and six to come out on top.
Jacob Loveland rallied from a set down to blank Thomas Judd in the second set, but Judd recovered and took the match 6-3, 0-6, 1-0.
Ryan Simms had a similar experience against William Hill. The freshman lost 6-3, but bounced back with a 6-4 win to level the match. Hill took the tiebreaker and the match 6-3, 4-6, 1-0.
Josh Clay cruised in his first set 6-2, but lost the next 7-5 and the tiebreaker for the loss to Giulherme Hubsch.
Georgetown men return to action 3 pm Wednesday hosting Bluefield College.