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Tennis - Mon, Feb. 15, 2016

Georgetown College men's and women's tennis opened this past weekend against NCAA Division II Bellarmine University. The Knights had already played three matches when the Tigers came to Louisville Saturday. However, GC did not back down and two of its players earned Mid-South Conference Player of the Week honors.

Austin Colliver took it on the men's side and Shae Henry on the women's side for a clean sweep to start the spring awards.

"Austin had a very nice, business-like match against Bellarmine," GC coach Jessica Cunningham said. "Right from the beginning, he got a game plan and continued to execute for the victory."

The senior won 6-4, 6-2 over Alex Swords for the first Tiger point. The match ended as a 7-2 loss for Georgetown.

Henry helped in tallying the only women's point of the day with fellow sophomore Natalie Fiepke. The duo teamed up for an 8-6 win in doubles.

"Shae continues to improve with every match. She and Natalie played a very smart doubles match against Bellarmine where they ended up pulling out a victory," Cunningham said. "Shae competes so well against every opponent without fear, which is not an easy thing to do at the number one singles position. Her consistent hard work is really showing with her performances on the court. I expect more great things from her this season."

Henry battled Maggie Walroth on the singles side at the top spot. Walroth is 5-0 at number singles between spring and fall matches.

The Tigers return to action Feb. 26 at Savannah College for Art and Design.

 
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