The Georgetown men’s and women’s tennis teams both competed in back-to-back matches this weekend. The women (4-2) competed in Williamsburg, Friday against No. 60 William and Mary. Things didn’t look good for the Hoyas in the early going, as the home team swept the doubles matches to claim the opening point. The singles didn’t go much better, as a pair of victories by junior Victoria Sekely (No. 4) and freshman Sophie Panarese (No. 6) were the only other points the Blue and Gray were able to collect in a 5-2 defeat.
The team’s match the following day was in nearby Norfolk against Old Dominion. The second time around the doubles teams were more successful, with Sekely and sophomore Tina Tehrani at No. 2 and Panarese and junior Alexandra Landers at No. 3 winning to clinch the doubles point for the Hoyas. In singles, victories by Sekely, Panarese, as well as sophomores Kelly Comolli and Madeline Jaeger led to a 5-2 Georgetown victory.
The men’s team (5-3) also faced Old Dominion Saturday. The pairs of junior Charlie Caris with senior Andrew Bruhn and sophomore Andrew Dottino with freshman Alex Tropiano earned Georgetown the always-crucial doubles point, while Bruhn, Caris, Dottino, senior Brian Ward and sophomore Casey Distaso all won their singles matches to seal a a 6-1 victory for the Blue and Gray. On Sunday, the men’s team faced William and Mary in Williamsburg. Unfortunately for the Hoyas, the home team swept the doubles matches, claiming the first point. Despite courageous performances from Ward and Caris in particular, who both took their opponents to a decisive third set before falling, the Hoyas lost 5-2. Bruhn and Dottino registered the lone victories at first and fourth singles respectively.
The women’s team next faces Rutgers in New Jersey this Thursday, while the men next face Navy in Annapolis this coming Friday.