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Georgetown College men's and women's tennis teams took care of business on Senior Day. The Tigers honored lone senior Ryan Simms with a pair of 9-0 wins and a bunch of bagels to go around the courts Thursday against Shawnee State University.
Simms and his doubles partner AJ Berk won 8-1 and then Simms rolled 6-0, 6-0 in singles. The Bears men only took one game in the singles and one in the doubles. Cole McCreary won 6-1, 6-0 over Matthew Bryant.
Natalie Fiepke held on for a huge 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 win over Kyleigh Murray, while Lauren Fazenbaker, Madelyne Kauffman and Emily Novak were making solid cases for singles wins too. This made for an interesting finish in the Georgetown College – Campbellsville University women's match Wednesday afternoon at Lackey Tennis Center. The visitors held on for the wins in two of those other singles, taking a 6-3 win.
Abigail Kennedy and Kauffman kept the GC Tigers in the hunt with an 8-1 win in doubles over Murray and Sara Coffman. This avoided a sweep in the first part of the match. Fiepke added a singles point to that and the match was at 4-2.
Georgetown College women's tennis team got behind early against Mid-South Conference foe Cumberland University, but made a furious rally in singles Friday. The Tigers trailed 4-2 with a battle being waged at second seed and the fifth and sixth seeded courts just starting.
Natalie Fiepke and Madelyn Kauffman were able to win their courts – 6-2, 6-4 and 6-4, 6-1 respectively – unfortunately Lauren Fazenbaker could not overtake her opponent on court two. Marta Ferrando Pea held on 6-4, 6-3 to secure the win for the visiting Phoenix.
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."
Georgetown College women's tennis continues to roll on this spring with a blanking of a second straight opponent. The Tigers (3-0) made quick work over Union College Wednesday afternoon. A couple of matches had some exciting moments, but in the end it was all GC.
In doubles, freshman Madelyn Kauffman and sophomore Amanda Moore held off Ljiljana Pajcin and Erika Broady for a 9-7 win. Juniors Natalie Fiepke and Shae Henry wasted no time and dropped no games in an 8-0 victory over Kacie Dotson and Brittany Lamb.
Coach Jessica Cunningham then tested some of her youthful bunch in singles.
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