The Georgetown women’s tennis team began its spring campaign close to home Saturday as it took on Army West Point in Arlington, Va. While the Hoyas lost by a sizeable margin of 6-1, the team showed some promise as it heads into its spring season.

The Hoyas went 0-1 in doubles and 1-5 in singles matches with a strong performance from senior Sydney Goodson.

In the first of three doubles matches, senior Risa Nakagawa and freshman Elena De Santis overcame the powerful duo of Kirby Einck and Sam DiMaio of Army, pulling away late in the set for a 7-5 victory.

The senior and freshman worked well as a team. Their similar heights and playing styles negated possible disadvantages of the two switching positions on the court. Unfortunately, both of the remaining Georgetown doubles teams came up short. Their losing two of the three matches resulted in an Army point.

GU HOYAS | The Georgetown women’s tennis team went 0-1 in doubles and 1-5 in singles matches, ultimately dropping its first game of the season. 

On the singles side, multiple Hoyas showed their mental toughness, and several matches were down to the wire. Goodson overcame a disappointing second set by winning the third through dominant service games. She ultimately picked up the Hoyas’ only point of the day with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 victory.

While Goodson earned Georgetown’s only singles victory of the match, the afternoon brought other bright spots for the Hoyas. Sophomore Sofie Moenster brought the match to a third set and hung with her opponent long enough that the final set, normally played to six games, ended with her falling by a score of 10-8.

Freshman Renee Repella also fought to a third set but eventually fell to her opponent. Repella’s and Moenster’s ability to bring the match to a third set shows their grit at a young age.

The Hoyas will travel to Griffith, Ind., for their next match after nearly a week off to face the Butler Bulldogs at 1 p.m. on Jan. 25. The last matchup between these two resulted in a dominant Georgetown victory over Butler. The Hoyas throttled the Bulldogs 4-0 in the Big East tournament last April.

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