Feb. 10, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's tennis team defeated cross-town rival Georgetown Washington University, 4-3, on Saturday at Yates Field House. It was the first meeting between the teams since the 2008-09 season when the Colonials beat the Blue & Gray, 4-3. The Hoyas are now 4-1 overall.
Georgetown Head Coach Gordie Ernst was proud of the fight and experience shown, especially by the team's veterans. He also felt the home court advantage gave the team a boost.
"Playing a match at Yates was such a thrill for the team, especially someone like Vicky Sekely who has played four years here and was able to play a home indoor match. Our fans gave us the extra jolt when we needed it."
The team started out strong in doubles play, securing the first victory on Court 3 where the team of graduated student Liz Hamlin (Haverford, Pa./The Episcopal School) and freshman Taylor Perz (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) beat their opponent, 8-3. The doubles point was sealed on Court 2 where junior Madeline Jaeger (Laguna Beach, Calif./Laguna Beach) and sophomore Sophie Panarese (Milton, Mass./Milton Academy) won convincingly by a score of 8-2.
Singles play started extremely strong at Courts 1 and 2 where senior captain Vicky Sekely (Mississaga, Ontario/Lorne Park Secondary School) downed Leah Pascarella in straight sets. Junior Kelly Comolli (Newburyport, Mass./Philips Exeter Academy) was soon to follow on Court 2 with a straight-set victory. With the Hoyas leading 3-0, Jaeger and Panarese were both in third sets and could not close out their respective victories, making the score 3-2.
With the match coming down to Courts 5 and 6, Hamlin came through under pressure with her first clinching victory of the season, 6-1, 6-1. Perz then played a 10-point tiebreaker in lieu of the third set, leaving the final match score at 4-3.
Georgetown will be back in action on Wednesday at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.
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