Feb. 8, 2009
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University women's tennis team was defeated 5-2 by James Madison on Saturday afternoon at the Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. Sophomore Maxi Thiels (Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School) won her two matches in singles and doubles action to help the Hoyas jump out to a 2-0 lead, but the Dukes rattled off five consecutive points to take the match.
Doubles was won in impressive fashion for the second day in a row by the Hoyas as Alex Sebia (Plains, Pa./Scranton Prep) and Aileen Shea (Great Falls, Va./The Potomac School) clinched the point. The duo trailed 7-5, but after Shea won a long service game with the score tied, they went up 8-7 and eventually closed it out.
Thiels was the only Hoya to win in singles action with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over JMU's Anna Khoor. Caroline Kuehn (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook) took her match to three sets at No. 3 singles, but fell 4-6, 7-6(5), 2-6 and Sebia took the first set of her match to an 11-9 tiebreak before losing the second set, 6-2.
The Hoyas return to the court this Wednesday when they play cross-town rival George Washington at 2 p.m.
JMU 5, Georgetown 2
1. Thiels/Kuehn def. Erickson/Nimitz 8-5
2. Sebia/Shea def. Pate/Khoor 9-7
3. Maxwell/Brandalik def. Brown Harrison 8-6
1. Kinsey Pate def. Michelle Brown 6-3, 6-3
2. Rebecca Erickson def. Aileen Shea 6-2,6-2
3. Kristin Nimitz def. Caroline Kuehn 6-4, 6-7(5) 6-2
4. Maxi Thiels def. Anna Khoor 6-4, 6-1
5. Leah DeMasters def. Jacquie Harrison 6-0,7-5
6. Kelly Maxwell def. Alex Sebia 6-7(9), 6-2