Sept. 24, 2017
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University women's tennis team competed at the Harvard Fall Classic this past weekend in Boston, Mass. Select members of the Hoya squad teamed up with players from Harvard to play dual matches against three different opponents.
The Blue & Gray went 8-2 in singles play as well as a mark of 4-2 in doubles matches.
Georgetown swept UConn as senior Drew Spinosa (Claremont, Calif./Claremont/San Diego) won 6-1, 4-6, 10-1. Senior Casey Marx (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham) also added a victory defeating Zaina Zaki 6-1, 6-4. In doubles play, the Hoyas went 2-0 as the pair of Marx and Spinosa won by a score of 7-5. The mixed pair of senior Sara Swift (Vail, Colo./Saint Edward's School/Wake Forest) and a Harvard athlete also won 6-1.
In the match with Boston University, junior Risa Nakagawa (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) took the 6-2, 7-5 victory. She was followed by wins from Swift (6-0, 6-4) as well as senior Daphne de Chatellus (Tiburon, Calif./Redwood) by as score of 7-5, 7-6. Nakagawa and de Chatellus also won in doubles play 6-1.
A match against Delaware saw three Hoyas win in singles as Nakagawa picked up the 6-2, 6-3 victory and Spinosa managed the 6-4, 6-2 win. Rounding it out was Marx winning by a score of 6-4, 6-4.
The Hoyas will be back in action on Oct. 10-15 as the squad travels to Blacksburg, Va., for ITA Regionals.