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Georgetown College men's and women's tennis opened up new coach and alum Jessica Cunningham's era with a split with Marian University. The men won, 5-4, while the women lost, 8-1.
The day opened with men's doubles as GC swept the matches for the first points. Jose Baeza and Zach Thomas defeated Ryan Hodell and Andrew Voss, 8-6. Benjamin Aspillaga and Christopher Bartlett beat Nick Batuello and Will Dixon, 8-1. Gustavo Echeverria and Ross Phelps handed Mitchell Trammel and Michael Higdon an 8-3 loss.
In the singles competition, Baeza and Thomas went the full three sets to pick up wins, while Echeverria rolled in straight sets.
Baeza defeated Trammel, 7-6, 3-6, 6-0; Thomas defeated Batuello, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1; and Echeverria won 6-1, 6-2 over Dixon.
In the women's doubles, Haley Hart and Natalie Hill pushed Sarah Potter and Olivia Pursell before losing 8-4. Jacqueline Otis and Lauren Yates took three games from Hannah Knust and Aly O'Conner in an 8-3 loss, while Emily Krick and Shelby Eden lost to Brittney Horlacher and Lauren Paras 8-2.
Otis was the lone win for the women against Marian. She needed three sets to beat Pursell, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Hart fell to Horlacher, 7-6, 2-6, 6-3; Hill to Knust, 6-1, 6-1; Krick to Paras, 7-6, 6-0; Eden to Potter, 6-3, 6-2; and Mackenzie Hatfield to Katie Barrett, 6-1, 6-0.