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Shae Henry and Natalie Fiepke helped set the tone Saturday. Photo by Richard Davis
Shae Henry and Natalie Fiepke helped set the tone Saturday. Photo by Richard Davis
Women's Tennis - Sat, Apr. 1, 2017

Saying Georgetown College women's tennis is playing well in the spring is as mild as the winter in Kentucky. The Tigers have been on a tear through competitions, winning eight matches in dominate fashion most of which are allowing zero points to the opponents.

The sixth such win this spring came over No. 24 Marian University Saturday at Lackey Tennis Center. The Tigers swept the doubles and then took two singles games to finish off the 5-0 win. The other four matches were suspended as the Knights had no mathematical way to comeback.

"We had a great start with competitive wins at the one and two doubles," said GC coach Jessica Cunningham. "Our three doubles team battle back to help us sweep the three points there. Our one, five and six singles gave us one set leads and then Natalie Fiepke and Madelyn Kauffman (five and six) finished off their matches to seal the victory over a strongly ranked Marian team.

"I feel like the team has matured in the past two weeks and look for them to get stronger with every match. They are a great group of young women with a strong team bond. They have now beaten the No. 24 and No. 25 ranked teams this season."

Shae Henry and Fiepke teamed up in the one doubles for an 8-2 win over Grace Neathery and Maria Sunga. Lauren Fazenbaker and Amanda Moore handed Audrey Rang and Emma Wood an 8-3 setback.

Kauffman and Abigail Kennedy clinched the impressive start with a 9-7 win at the three double spot.

Henry took a 6-3 set one lead over Maria Lueken. Fiepke won 6-4, 6-2 over Mary Mullaney and Kauffman 6-3, 6-4 over Alex Griebling.

Neathery beat Fazenbaker 6-3 in set one, but the GC freshman was up 2-1 when play was halted. Moore was a game away from leveling her match with Sunga, 3-6, 5-1 and Emily Novak had responded to a first set loss of 4-6 with a 4-3 lead in set two when play was called.

The Tigers return to action 1 pm Sunday against Dalton State.


 

 
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