Feb. 10, 2016
The Georgetown University women's tennis team posted its first win of the season with a 5-2 victory over Towson on Tuesday. The Hoyas won the doubles point and four singles matches in the non-conference match.
GU took the No. 1 and No. 3 doubles bouts for a 1-0 lead. Junior Victoire Saperstein (Las Vegas, Nev./Odyssey Charter School) and freshman Risa Nakagawa (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) outplayed the Tigers, 7-5, at No.1, while freshman Sydney Goodson (Great Falls, Va./Langley High School) and sophomore Casey Marx (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham) defeated Towson, 6-4, at the No. 3 spot.
Georgetown kept the momentum going in singles with four victories out of six contests. Nakagawa rallied back to defeat Towson's Nicole Shakhazova in three sets, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 2 spot. The newcomer is currently undefeated in both singles and doubles play this season.
Fellow underclassmen Sara Swift (Vail, Co./Saint Edward's School), Marx and Daphne de Chatellus (Tiburon, Calif./Redwood) secured the match for the Hoyas with wins at Nos. 4, 5, and 6, respectfully. Swift fought back to win in three sets and Marx and Dechatellus triumphed in straight-set wins.
The Hoyas look to extend their momentum on the road as they travel to Chicago to face off against the University of Chicago and BIG EAST-opponent DePaul, Feb. 19-20.
Georgetown 5 - Towson 2
- Saperstein/Nakagawa (GU) def. Shakhnazarova/Vasilkova 7-5
- Williams/Gloninger def. Psyhogeos/Koenen 6-1
- Goodson/Marx (GU) def. Lesage/Renate van Oorschodt 6-4
- Williams def. Saperstein 7-5, 6-2
- Nakagawa (GU) def. Shakhnazarova 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
- Vasilkova def. Barnard 3-6, 7-5, 12-10
- Swift (GU) def. Lesage 2-6, 6-4, 4-4 (10-5)
- Marx (GU) def. A.J. Gomer 6-2, 6-4
- De Chatellus (GU) def. Shusterman 6-1, 6-3