April 23, 2015
BIG EAST Men's Tennis Championships
Thursday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26
BIG EAST Men's Tennis Championship Central
WASHINGTON - For the second-straight season, the Georgetown men's tennis squad earned the No. 6 seed at the 2015 BIG EAST Tennis Championships presented by New York Life. The men will open play on Friday, April 24 versus the No. 3-seeded DePaul Blue Demons with matches beginning at 9 a.m. The BIG EAST Conference and Butler are hosting the tournament this year, which runs through April 26, with the matches taking place at the Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center in Indianapolis, Ind.
Georgetown finished the 2014-2015 campaign with a record of 8-9 and 1-2 in conference play. The Hoyas defeated Villanova 4-3 on April 11, while they fell to St. John's, 6-1, on Feb. 6 and DePaul, 7-0, on Feb. 27.
GU posted a season-best two-match win streak from March 29 through Apr. 2 when they defeated Johns Hopkins, 5-2, and Morgan State, 4-1. The men picked up their conference win versus Villanova in Philadelphia, Pa., but dropped its final three matches to George Mason, UMBC and George Washington.
Newcomer Peter Beatty (Portland, Ore./Middlesex School) paced the Hoyas amassing a record of 12-5 in singles play. Seven of his singles wins came from the No. 4 spot, two from playing at No. 3 and one each at No. 5, No. 2 and No. 1.
Daniel Khanin (Baldwin, N.Y./Pendleton) played in 15 matches this season, going 5-10 from the No. 1 singles spot.
Marco Lam (Hong Kong, China/Diocesan Boys' School) played in every spring match and complied a record of 4-12 alternating playing from the No. 1, 2 and 3 positions.
As a team, the Hoyas posted a record of 10-4 from the No. 4 singles spot. The No. 3 spot was also strong for GU as it went 8-8.
DePaul enters the tournament with a record of 11-11 overall and 3-2 mark in conference action.
This year's matchup between the Blue Demons and Hoyas is a rematch of last season's quarterfinal meeting that saw DePaul prevail with a 4-0 victory.
The winner of the GU-DePaul matchup will face the winner of the Creighton-Marquette matchup on Saturday, April 25.