April 4, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's tennis program (12-4; 3-2 BIG EAST) is on a five-match winning streak after defeating fellow BIG EAST member Villanova, 6-1. The Hoyas won five of six singles matches along with the doubles point. GU is now 3-2 in league play, is 7-1 on the road and has a 12-4 overall mark.
GU took two of three doubles matches to gain the doubles point. The tandem of Elizabeth Hamlin (Haverford, Pa./The Episcopal School) and Victoria Sekely (Mississaga, Ontario/Lone Park Secondary School) hung on for a 9-8 win at one doubles. Madeline Jaeger (Laguna Beach, Calif./Laguna Beach) and Kelly Comolli (Newburyport, Mass./Philips Exeter Academy) had a little easier time on court two, winning 8-5.
Four of the Hoyas five wins in singles came in straight sets. Sekely won 6-1, 6-2 at number one and Jaeger secured a 7-5, 6-3 win at three. The other straight set winners were Hamlin, 6-4, 6-0, at five and Taylor Perz (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) cruising at six, 6-2, 1-0.
Panarese fought off a slow second set to win in three sets on court four, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.
The Hoyas come home this weekend and begin a four match home stretch. On Friday, April 5, California (Pa.) comes to D.C. for a 2 p.m. match and then on Saturday, April 6, East Carolina visits the McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex at 2 p.m.