Feb. 27, 2016
The Georgetown University women's tennis team (2-3) fell, 5-2, against St. John's in its second BIG EAST match of the season on Friday afternoon.
Georgetown saw a strong performance from power duo, Victoire Saperstein (Las Vegas, Nev./Odyssey Charter School) and Risa Nakagawa (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula). Playing at the No. 1 spot, the pair outplayed St. John's Natallia Vavulina and Zofia Stanisz, 6-3, but the doubles point went to the Red Storm as they clinched the No. 2 and 3 spots.
St. John's cushioned its lead, claiming four singles matches, but not without a fight from the Hoyas first.
After winning her doubles match, Nakagawa rallied back to defeat Irina Preotescu 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Daphne de Chatellus (Tiburon, Calif./Redwood) followed with a rally of her own to win at the No. 5 spot. Saperstein also pushed her match into three sets but was unable to get past Vavulina at the No. 1 spot.
The next match for the Hoyas will be on the road against Point Loma Nazarene in San Diego, Calif.
St. John's 5, Georgetown 2
1. Natallia Vavulina (SJUWT) def. Victorie Saperstein (GU), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
2. Anna Morozova (SJUWT) def. Cecilia Lynham (GU), 6-3, 6-3
3. Risa Nakagawa (GU) def. Irina Preotescu (SJUWT), 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
4. Olaya Inclan (SJUWT) def. Sophia Barnard (GU), 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
5. Daphne de Chatellus (GU) def. Zofia Stanisz (SJUWT), 6-3, 4-6, (10-1)
6. Delia Arranz (SJUWT) def. Sydney Goodson (GU), 6-3, 6-2
1. Victorie Saperstein/Risa Nakagawa (GU) def. Natallia Vavulina/Zofia Stanisz (SJUWT), 6-3
2. Stephanie Elgegren/Delia Arranz (SJUWT) def. Cecilia Lynham/Liselot Koenen (GU), 6-2
3. Anna Morozova/Jaide Collins (SJUWT) def. Sydney Goodson/Casey Marx (GU), 6-0
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,1,3,4,6,5)