Feb. 5, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's tennis team fell to the Harvard University Crimson (2-4) by a score of 4-3 on Sunday morning at the Murr Center in Cambridge, Mass. The loss is Georgetown's first of the young season as the Hoyas drop to 1-1 overall.
The Blue & Gray started strong as Georgetown picked up the doubles point. Senior Victoire Saperstein (Las Vegas, Nev./Odyssey Charter School) and sophomore Risa Nakagawa (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) downed their opponents, 6-4, in the No. 1 doubles position. This was followed by a big 6-2 victory from junior Drew Spinosa (Claremont, Calif./Claremont) and sophomore Cecilia Lynham (Chevy Chase, Md./Holton Arms School) at No. 3.
However, the Crimson took over in singles play as Georgetown was only able to pick up two victories before Harvard clinched the match.
Lynham battled at No. 5 to defeat Natasha Gonzalez by a score of 7-5, 6-4. Spinosa also got the win taking the No. 6 match over Nika Besker 6-4, 6-4 to get the Blue & Gray the point.
The Hoyas will be back in action on Friday as the squad hosts the University of Massachusetts-Amherst at the Arlington YMCA at 11 a.m.