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GC Tennis gains national recognition

By ERIC BALMER
Staff Writer

Georgetown College athletics are seemingly always on the winning side. Whether it’s on the field, court, diamond or track, Tigers find a way to dominate their opponents. Georgetown’s men’s and women’s tennis teams are no exception. GC is starting to be recognized and even ranked in NAIA polls.

In a pre–season poll, the men of the Georgetown College tennis team were ranked No. 22 in the nation. They had three matches in the fall but have yet to start spring play. Snowy weather conditions prevented the team from traveling to University of Indianapolis on Saturday, which would have been their first match of the spring season. The women’s team has also been receiving votes in the NAIA polls.

The Mid-South Conference as a whole provides some stiff competition for Georgetown. With five top–25 teams in the men’s conference, and three in the women’s conference, both Tiger teams will have their hands full all season long.
Georgetown College coach Jessica Cunningham is thrilled about getting recognized nationally, but she understands that GC tennis will have to prove that they are there to stay. “It is exciting to be receiving the recognition we deserve,” the GC coach said. “It continues to show them that hard work does pay off and reap rewards. Now we just have to keep at it” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).

GC’s women’s team has already played a match against Belmont University, who is a NCAA Division I opponent. They couldn’t come up with a win, but the Tigers hope to keep their heads up and learn from the experience. Georgetown has a tough schedule in the beginning of the season, but they have a coach who believes in them and national praise to build their confidence.

Georgetown Tennis is scheduled to play Bluefield College next on Feb. 27.