By ERIC BALMER
Both the men’s and women’s Georgetown Tennis teams found success against their fellow Kentucky school, Centre College. Although the men’s team has been struggling this season, they were focused and able to get the job done. The men came away from their matches with a 6-3 victory, while the women took down the Centre ladies 8-1.
This season has been a tough one for the GC men, as they are without a senior leader, Benjamin Aspillaga, who suffered a knee injury during soccer season. Another point of struggle has been the weather being rather winter-like, which is just another obstacle that is hard to overcome.
Georgetown coach Jessica Cunningham is optimistic and believes this team can really make some noise once they start getting into a groove. “Every team has its injuries and what not,” the GC coach said.” We know we are a solid team. If we can just get rolling a bit, I think we can really be a force when tournament time rolls around again” (georgetowncollegeathletics.com).
GC’s women have had more success this season and have only lost one conference match. Last Wednesday, they even swept their double matches and only lost one singles match. Even though the men’s team had difficulties with the weather and injuries, the women’s team seemed unfazed by those unpredictable factors.
This match gave Coach Cunningham the opportunity to shift up the lineup to see if other players could step up. Georgetown has been doing quite well, with a 3-1 conference record. “I knew with what we were bringing in, mixed with our returners, we would be solid. Everyone has really come together and learned from our fall matches,”said Coach Cunningham (georgetown-collegeathletics.com).
The Georgetown women’s tennis team had a MSC match with Cumberland University that they barely lost with a score of 4-5. GC’s men and women tennis teams both hope to keep playing hard as the conference tournament quickly approaches.