Men's Tennis

Georgetown Splits Against UC Irvine

March 11, 2016


Georgetown Tennis split a pair of matches against UC Irvine as the women defeated the Anteaters, 4-1, but the men fell 6-1 at the Anteater Tennis Stadium on Thursday.

UC Irvine opened with an advantage in both matches as the Anteaters claimed the doubles points. The GU men's team would not be able to shake UCI's lead but Georgetown's women's team would battle through singles play to clinch the match.

The Georgetown women tied it up with a win at No.3 singles as Sarah Swift (Vail, Co./Saint Edward's Schoo) downed UCI's Stephanie Hazel, 6-4, 6-4. The Hoyas went on to take the lead as Casey Marx (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham) took the 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-0 win over Cassidy Branstine at the No. 6 spot and Risa Nakagawa (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) triumphed against Vivien Dvali 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 at the No.2 spot.

The Blue & Gray clinched the match when Sophia Barnard (Mill Neck, N.Y./Portledge School) defeated Mazy Watrous in a competitive 6-4, 7-5 contest at the No. 4 spot. Matches at Nos.1 and 5 remained unfinished.

Both Georgetown University tennis teams will return to the court against George Mason in Fairfax, Va. on March 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Georgetown 4, UC Irvine 1

Doubles competition
1. Risa Nakagawa/Victoire Saperstein (GU) def. Hazell,Stephanie/Watrous,Mazy (UCI) 6-4
2. Duva,Andrea/Dvali,Vivien (UCI) def. Sophie Barnard/Cecilia Lynham (GU) 7-5
3. Gong,Sarah/Hall, Ashlynn (UCI) def. Casey Marx/Sydney Goodson (GU) 6-0

Order of finish: 3,1,2

Singles competition
1. Gong,Sarah (UCI) vs. Victoire Saperstein (GU) 7-5, 4-6, unfinished
2. Risa Nakagawa (GU) def. Dvali,Vivien (UCI) 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
3. Sara Swift (GU) def. Hazell,Stephanie (UCI) 6-4, 6-4
4. Sophie Barnard (GU) def. Watrous,Mazy (UCI) 6-4, 7-5
5. Duva,Andrea (UCI) vs. Daphne de Chatellus (GU) 7-6 (8-6), 3-6, unfinished
6. Casey Marx (GU) def. Branstine,Cassidy (UCI) 6-7 (3-7), 6-1, 6-0

Order of finish: 3,6,2,4

No. 57 UC Irvine 6, Georgetown 1

1.Justin Agbayani/Jonathan Poon (UCI) def. Jordan Portner/Mike Chen (GU) 6-4
2.Tyler Pham/Jonathan Hammel (UCI) vs. Peter Beatty/Yanniik Mahlangu (GU) 7-5
3.Daniel Khanin/Mac Rechan (GU) def. Luca Marquard/Caryl Hernandez (UCI) 6-2

Order of Finish: 3,2,1


  1. Luca Marquard (UCI) def. Marco Lam (MGU) 6-1, 6-4
  2. Tyler Pham (UCI) def. Peter Beatty (MGU) 6-1, 6-3
  3. Mike Chen (MGU) def. Jonathan Hammel (UCI) 6-3, 6-2
  4. Justin Agbayani (UCI) def. Yanniik Mahlangu (MGU) 6-4, 6-3
  5. Vatsal Bajpai (UCI) def. Jordan Portner (MGU) 7-6 (7-5), 6-1
  6. Jonathan Poon (UCI) def. Will Sharton (MGU) 6-3, 6-4

Order of Finish: 2,3,4,1,5,6

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