A wide variety of letters ranging from “L” to “L” adorned the scorecard of Georgetown Men’s Tennis Team’s dual matches this weekend, which recorded two shutout losses to the University of Virginia and Rutgers University. The women, on the other hand, served and volleyed their way to a sampler platter of everything, posting a win, loss and tie to the University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University and Saint John’s University, respectively.

On Saturday, the Hoyas battled against the Cavaliers of Virginia at the Boar’s Head Sport’s Club in Charlottesville, Va. Unfortunately, the higher-ranked UVA team crushed Georgetown by sweeping the doubles matches and allowing the team to win only 22 of the 95 singles games played in the match. Senior Chris Belelieu added his fair share to the total losses by posting a 0-6, 1-6 loss to third singles freshman Stephen Rozek. Also contributing to the loss was sophomore Eric Bildman, who won no games against

sophomore Stephen Nolan at fourth singles. Senior Mark Lohser won no games in his first set against senior Cavalier Mike Duquette, but made a strong run in the second set, losing 6-7.

The Scarlet Knights delivered the men’s second proverbial “lance to the gut” on Feb. 23 at the College Park Tennis Center in College Park, Md., ousting Georgetown on all angles of the court. Trying efforts from junior Dennis Cravedi at first singles (6-4, 6-4) and sophomore Eric Bildman at fourth singles (4-6, 6-3, 2-6) showed that the Hoyas have trouble winning. Belelieu again attempted to help his team but came up short, losing an epic battle to Rutger’s senior Martin Vissers, 2-6, 0-6.

As for the women, the results varied. Against Pittsburgh on Friday at the Army-Navy Club in Arlington, Va., the Hoyas put together a 6-1 victory. Doubles wins came from the second doubles team of Jordan Botjer and sophomore Monisha Ghia (8-0) and the third doubles of junior Stephanie Sutton and sophomore Liora Gelblum (8-4). Gelblum, Sutton and sophomore Liddy Bartell all won three-set singles matches, with Botjer and sophomore Trina Snow adding handy wins as well.

Saturday at Arlington saw the Hoyas’ win efforts as futile as the basketball team’s NCAA bid, losing to Syracuse 7-0 (is anyone else getting tired of losing to Syracuse?). Botjer and Ghia took a stand at second doubles, losing a close 9-7 match. Ghia also made a stand at fifth singles, losing in three hard-fought sets to junior Jessica Schlosser 6-7, 7-5, 8-10.

Due to poor scheduling on Sunday, Charlottesville saw only the singles matches played as the Hoyas fought the Red Storm to a tie. Snow ousted third singles Vera Efstathiov 6-1, 6-0, while Botjer and Sutton also breezed through their matches, winning fourth and sixth singles, respectively (6-3, 6-3, and 6-2, 6-0). Gelblum lost a close match at first singles to senior Nataliya Kostova, 5-7, 5-7.

Next up for the men is a match at American University on March 19. For the women, play resumes Thursday against Loyola University at McDonough Outdoor Courts.

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