The Georgetown men’s and women’s tennis teams concluded their respective seasons April 28. Both teams were knocked out by number one seeds in the Big East tournament.

The men’s tennis team finished the season with a 9-6 overall record, recording four wins in the Big East Conference.

In one of its biggest matches of the season, Georgetown defeated George Washington 4-1 on April 20, marking the Hoyas’ first win in a decade against the Colonials. Junior Michael Chen earned victories in both doubles and singles play, leading the Hoyas to the 4-1 win.

The men’s tennis team earned the fifth seed in the Big East tournament and upset the fourth-seeded Butler in the first round April 27. Freshman Rohan Kamdar and senior Marco Lam won their respective singles matches, while junior Michael Chen won his match in straight sets to even the overall score at 3.

Freshman Charlie Sharton secured the victory for the Hoyas, winning in three sets, 4-6, 6-1, 5-7. Georgetown defeated Butler by an overall score of 4-3 to advance to the second round against top seeded DePaul.

The Hoyas lost a close contest against the Blue Demons in the Big East Semifinals on April 28. Kamdar, Chen and Sharton all won their singles matches for the second time in the tournament, but their efforts were not enough to overcome the favored Blue Demons, who won the match by a score of 4-3.

The women’s tennis team similarly upset a higher seed in the first round of the Big East tournament and fell in the second round to the Big East’s top seed. Overall, the Hoyas recorded five wins on the season against 12 losses. On April 26, the ninth-seeded Georgetown swept Butler, the No. 8 seed, by a score of 4-0 in the first round of the tournament.

The Hoyas earned victories in all three doubles matches against Butler. The duos of senior Casey Marx and junior Risa Nakagawa, junior Cecilia Lynham and senior Drew Spinosa, and senior Sara Swift and junior Sydney Goodson all won their respective matches.

Goodson also earned a victory in a singles match, winning in straight sets.

In the second round of the Big East tournament April 27, St. John’s defeated Georgetown by a score of 4-2. Lyncham and Spinosa earned the Hoyas’ only victory in the doubles matches, while Goodson won for the second straight time in singles. Senior Daphne de Chatellus also won her singles match in straight sets.

Both of Georgetown’s tennis teams will miss out on the NCAA tournament this year.

The women’s tennis team will lose four seniors, with five members of the team returning, including Goodson, who recorded three victories in the Big East tournament.

On the men’s side, the Hoyas will graduate three seniors. Chen and Sharton, who both won multiple matches in the Big East tournament, will return to the Hilltop next fall.

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