– Four members of the Georgetown University men's tennis team competed over the weekend in the Jack Kramer Classic in Palos Verdes, California. Freshman Cesar Cernuda
(Madrid, Spain / ES International School), senior Michael Chen
(Holmdel, N.J. / Holmdel), freshman Carlos Grande
(Miami, Fla. / Belen Jesuit) and junior Ian Witmer
(North Palm Beach, Fla. / The Benjamin School) all competed in the singles main draw and the doubles draw with various results.
In singles play, Witmer faced Sebastian Hawken from the University of Washington in the round of 64 but lost in two sets after a close 7-6 battle in the second set. After a first round bye, Grande was edged by ranked opponent, Sean Hill from Brigham Young University but defeated his opponent from UC Santa Barbara in straight sets 6-4, 6-3 in the consolation round. Chen also competed in the round of 32 after a first round bye but was edged 6-2, 7-6 by his opponent from UCSB.
In doubles play, the freshman pair of Cernuda and Grande advanced to the round of 16 after defeating their opponent from the University of Washington 8-5. Witmer and Chen were edged by Jeffery Hsu and Hill from BYU 8-5 in the round of 32.
The Hoyas will return to action in January as they open their match play at Virginia Commonwealth University.