Friars Notch Win Over GU Women's Tennis
The women's team continued their road battles against BIG EAST Conference opponents with a match against Providence College at Rutgers University on Saturday, March 31. Providence came out on top of Georgetown by a 5 to 2 score. The match against PC marked the Hoyas fourth straight BIG EAST Conference match on the road.
The match opened with the doubles competition. The Hoyas had chances in two of the three matches, but were only able to capitalize and win one match-up. At #2 doubles, the GU tandem of Jordan Botjer (Fr., Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades) and Julie Hom (Sr., Newton, Mass/Newton South) posted their second doubles victory of the weekend by besting PC's Gina Vlasek and Katie Lafayette 8-4 (Botjer and Hom had beaten Rutgers' top doubles team Friday afternoon). At #3 doubles, Hoyas' Lara Madonia (Fr., Ramsey, N.J./ Immaculate Heart Academy) and Meredith Bumpass (So., Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Hawken School (Colgate)) held leads against Malloy and Haley but they didn't make enough volleys to get the win, falling 8-5. At #1 doubles, Caroline Marshall (Jr., Pittsford, N.Y./Harley) and Hadley Muckerman (So., St. Louis, Mo./MICDS) had difficulty against the hard-hitting Rubin and Carton, falling 8-3. Providence captured the team point for the doubles competition to take a 1-0 lead into the singles competition.
In singles play Providence was able to quickly clinch the team match with wins at the #1, #2 and #4 positions. Rubin downed Marshall 6-0, 6-3 at #1. Carton topped Botjer 6-2, 6-1 at #2 singles. Malloy edged Muckerman 6-4, 6-4 at #4. Madonia, building on her solid performance against Rutgers, put herself in position for another win against Vlasek at #3 singles, but came up just shy, dropping a 7-6(5), 6-3 decision. The remaining Hoya singles players came through to get Georgetown on the scoreboard. Bumpass defeated Haley 6-2, 6-0 at #5 for her first ever BIG EAST singles victory. Hom chipped in with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Lafayette at #6 singles. The outcome of the singles competition saw Georgetown pick up two team points, while Providence picked up four.
Georgetown's record now stands at 3-13 overall and 1-4 in the BIG EAST. The Hoyas close out the 2000-01 season on the road with three more BIG EAST contests. Up next will be Connecticut on Saturday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m.