Tennis - Tue, Sep. 20, 2011
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.
Carlos del Valle, Alec Lewis and Zach Howard all lost in
straight sets to Marian's Voss, Austin Collier and Willie Jansen.
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.