March 30, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's tennis team won in dramatic fashion on Thursday with a 4-3 victory over the Towson University Tigers (8-6) in Towson, Md. With the win, Georgetown improved to 10-4 on the season and has won three of its last four matches.
Georgetown won two of the three doubles matches to secure the match's opening point. Sophomores Sydney Goodson (Great Falls, Va./Langley High School) and Risa Nakagawa (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) combined for a 6-2 win at No. 2, while junior Sara Swift (Vail, Colo./Saint Edward's School) and senior Madeline Foley (Salt Lake City, Utah/Rowland Hall St. Marks) earned a close 7-5 win at No. 3.
In singles play, the Blue & Gray earned wins at No. 2 from senior Victoire Saperstein (Las Vegas, Nev./Odyssey Charter School) by a score of 7-6, 6-4 as well as picking up the 2-6, 6-2, 6-0 victory from Goodson at No. 5.
Clinching the match was Swift playing at No. 1 for the first time in her intercollegiate career. The junior downed Nicole Shakhnazarova 7-6, 3-6, 6-1 in a hard-fought battle to get the victory and take the match for the Hoyas.
"Sara played her first match at No. 1 and clinched the victory," said Georgetown Head Coach Gordie Ernst. "She thrives in big moments and big matches, and competes as hard as any kid I've ever coached."
Georgetown will have a week off before hosting the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, April 8. The match is slated for noon.