Oct. 19, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Georgetown University men's tennis team concluded its fall campaign over the weekend at the ITA Atlantic Regionals in Blacksburg, Va., hosted by Virginia Tech. The Hoyas had six individuals and three doubles pairs entered in the event.
Going 2-1 on the weekend, freshman Will Sharton (Wayland, Mass./Wayland High School) advanced to the round of 64 after defeating Ryker Heller of Liberty, 6-0, 6-1, and Temple's Filip Stipcic, 6-3, 6-1. He fell in the third round, however, to Saint Joseph's Renier Moolman 7-6(2), 4-6, 7-6(3).
Sophomores Mac Rechan (Clayton, Mo./Clayton) and Marco Lam (Hong Kong, China/Diocesan Boys' School) went 1-1 in singles play as Rechan downed Old Dominion's (ODU) Sam Perelman, 6-0, 6-0, and Lam outplayed Liberty's Eddie Gutierrez, 6-2, 6-2. Lam went on to match up against former Blue Chip Recruit and Orange Bowl Champion, Harrison Richmond from No. 1 UVA. Lam pushed the competition into three competitive sets, but fell to Richmond, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (6). Senior Daniel Khanin (Baldwin, N.Y./Pendleton) was defeated by William & Mary's Aidan Talcott, 6-0, 6-2, in the opening round.
Underclassmen Peter Beatty (Portland, Ore./Middlesex School) and Michael Chen (Holmdel, N.J./Holmdel High School) also finished 1-1 in singles. Beatty triumphed against William & Mary's Lars de Boer, 6-3,6-2, and battled Michael Weindi of ODU, but ultimately fell 0-6, 6-0, 7-5. Chen outlasted Liberty's Diego Castano, 6-3,4-6,6-4, but fell to Mac Styslinger of the University of Virginia, 6-3, 6-0.
The first round of main draw doubles saw Beatty pair with Jordan Portner (Ellicott, Md./Mount Saint Joseph). The pair defeated Borcuti and Heller of Liberty, 8-6 but dropped to Moolman and Urrea of Saint Joseph's, 8-6.
Georgetown tennis will return to action in January when it matches up against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Saturday, January 16.