Incoming Hoyas Fare Well at National USTA Events
July 27, 2010
WASHINGTON - Two incoming freshmen on the Georgetown University men's and women's tennis squads have been making waves at tournaments across the nation this summer. Recruits Tina Tehrani (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) and Alex Buzzi (Key Biscayne, Fla./Gulliver Prep) have both had successful summers before arriving on campus this fall.
Tehrani recently won the bronze at the United States Tennis Association's Girls 18 National Clay Court Championship in doubles play. With her partner Mara Schmidt, she won four-straight matches after a first-round bye. Tehrani and her partner fell in the semifinals to the eventual champions. They regrouped for a 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory in the third-place match for one of the best finishes in program history by a Georgetown recruit.
In singles, Tehrani won her first match (6-0, 7-6 (6)) but lost in the second to move into the back draw. There she won two matches before losing in the third round for an overall impressive showing on both the singles and doubles side at the tournament.
On the men's side Buzzi competed at the USTA Boys 18 National Clay Court Championship held in Delray Beach, Fla. In singles play, he won his first two matches including a hard-fought 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win over 17th-seeded Jamin Ball in the round of 64 before advancing to the round of 32. He lost in the back draw.
In doubles play, Buzzi and his partner Dan Richardson won their first match 6-2, 6-2 before falling in the round of 32.
The Hoyas have an outstanding class coming to campus in the fall. The men's team qualified for the BIG EAST Tournament this past season and the women narrowly missed a bid. Georgetown has lost few of its top players and is poised to be stronger next season.