Hoya Men's Tennis Upended by Cornell, 6-1
March 10, 2007
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown men's tennis team lost to Cornell, 6-1, today at the McDonough Tennis Complex. The loss ends a three-match win streak for the Hoyas with wins over Navy, Saint Joseph's and Richmond. The Blue and Gray (5-4) took two of three doubles matches for the lone Hoya point.
The match was close from the start with three heated doubles contests on the court. The tandem of freshmen Anthony Tan (Jakarta, Indonesia/Anglo-Chinese JC) and Will Lowell (Nahant, Mass./Saddlebrook Prep) won their third match of the spring season in a clutch match at the second flight. A win at the third position from juniors Ted Tywang (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) and Jeffrey Schnell (Short Hills, N.J./Millburn) would ensure the doubles point for the Hoyas.
Despite the final score, Georgetown kept the matches close, especially toward the end of the lineup. The fourth and sixth singles matches both went to three sets. At the fifth singles position, junior co-captain Etienne Paris (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades) lost a heartbreaking first set in a tiebreaker and quickly went down, 5-0, in the second set. Paris started a rally and pushed it back to 5-3, however the deficit was too great and he lost the match, 7-6(5), 6-3.
Today's performance (two matches in three sets with an additional two in close two-setters) was a staggering improvement to last year's contest with the Big Red when not one Hoya won more than five games in their respective matches.
Georgetown returns to the court on Saturday, March 17 when they travel to Norfolk, Va. for a 1 p.m. match at Old Dominion.
Cornell 6, Georgetown 1
* indicates deciding match