Sept. 25, 2016
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's tennis team competed at the Colorado Invitational in Boulder, Colo., this past weekend. Senior Sophia Barnard (Mill Neck, N.Y./Portledge School) advanced to the singles finals as a number of Hoyas posted strong performances.
Barnard went 3-1 in singles play after battling to a 6-7(4), 6-1, 6-4 victory over Louise Ronaldson from Colorado in the opening round. In the quarterfinals she defeated teammate Sydney Goodson (Great Falls, Va./Langley High School) 6-2, 7-5. It was another three-set match in the semifinals as Barnard managed to get the 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4 comeback win over Natsuho Arakawato from Arkansas to advance to the finals.
In the championship, Barnard fell by a score of 6-4, 6-3 to Nuria Ormeno Ruiz from Colorado.
Junior Sara Swift (Vail, Co./Saint Edward's School) took third in the tournament, defeating Arakawato 2-6, 6-3, 10-7 in the third-place match. She got there with wins over Chloe Hule of Colorado (6-2, 3-6, 7-5) and Ludivine Burguiere of the University of New Mexico (6-2, 6-3). Swift lost in the semifinals to the eventual champion by a score of 6-2, 6-2.
In doubles play, the pair of Barnard and Swift went 2-1. Victories came over two separate duos from Colorado State, winning 6-3 in the first round and 6-2 in the third round.
The Georgetown pair of Goodson and sophomore Risa Nakagawa (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) also went 2-1. The Hoyas beat a team from Colorado State, 6-0, in the second round and a pair from New Mexico in the third round by a score of 6-3.
The Blue & Gray will have some time off as the team gears up for ITA Regionals, October 13-16, in Norfolk, Va.