WASHINGTON - Five members of the Georgetown University women’s tennis team competed at the ITA Regionals this past weekend in Blacksburg, Va., hosted by Virginia Tech. Both senior Drew Spinosa (Claremont, Calif./Claremont/San Diego) and junior Risa Nakagawa (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) competed in the main draw, and two pairs represented Georgetown in doubles play.
Nakagawa was placed in the main draw and fell to her opponent, Claudia Bartolome from Pitt, 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in the first round. Spinosa won a pair of matches in the qualifying round to advance to the main draw. She downed Ansofi Wreder from Navy 6-1, 6-7 (1), 7-5 and then defeated Katsiaryna Yemelyanenka from Maryland by a score of 6-1, 6-1. Spinosa eventually fell in the main draw to Alexa Quintanilla from Mount St. Mary’s 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6).
Also appearing in the qualifying rounds were senior Sara Swift (Vail, Colo./Saint Edward's School/Wake Forest) and junior Sydney Goodson (Great Falls, Va./Langley High School). Swift lost 6-4, 6-4 to Adriana Rajkovic from Old Dominion in the first round, while Goodson fell 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 to Vitoria Okuyama from William & Mary.
In doubles play, the pair of Nakagawa and senior Daphne de Chatellus (Tiburon, Calif./Redwood) defeated a pair from Hampton by a score of 8-2. They fell to a team from Virginia in the next round by a score of 8-3. Swift and Spinosa also paired up, but lost, 8-4, to a duo from Radford in the first round.
The Hoyas will have one more tournament this fall. The squad will travel to the Jack Kramer Invitational in Palos Verdes, Calif. on Nov. 3-5.