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Georgetown College women's tennis improved to 11-4 in the spring season with a huge program win over No. 25 Marian University Saturday. This is the first victory over the Knights in four matches.
The Tigers started strong with a pair of double court wins. Seniors Kelly Swanson and Kaelin Roberts won 8-5, while freshmen Amanda Moore and Abigail Kennedy won 8-4.
Marian took the fourth spot in singles in straight set fashion to level the match at 2-2 overall, but sophomore Shae Henry put GC back in front with an impressive 6-3, 6-3 win over Maria Sunga at the top singles spot.
Marian knotted the match again with a win at the five spot, as both the second and third positions headed into a third set.
"This was a tough match that went back and forth," said GC coach Jessica Cunningham. "Amanda and Kaelin really battled, which is a testament to how this team is growing this year. They were focused and ready to go."
Roberts won set one 6-2, but Grau Neathery answered back for a second set win by the same score. On court two, Moore fell behind early by the score of 6-2 before roaring back with a 6-0 second set victory.
Roberts finished off her court with a 6-4 win. Moore would fall in the third set, evening the match at 4-4 with the sixth position singles in play.
Natalie Fiepke answered the call winning 6-3, 6-2.
"Great win with a great crowd there in our favor," Cunningham said. "It was an exciting day and one I hope reminds our players that this is what we can achieve when we really lock in and play. I'm so proud of what we've done going back to the start of our spring break trip. This is a special group."
The Tigers are 8-1, including 4-0 in Mid-South Conference action dating back to the trip to Hilton Head. Next up is a 3 pm showdown Tuesday at Campbellsville University.