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Men/Women’s Tennis drop match to CU

Staff Writer

The Tigers’ women’s tennis team sits well in the mid-south, with a 5-2 record within the conference. The men have struggled, at 2-4, within the conference. Overall, the women are 13-6 and the men are 6-12. This weekend, both teams faced Campbellsville University at home. The women lost 5-4 and the men lost 7-2 against Campbellsville’s own Tigers. Both Campbellsville teams are ranked within the top 25 in the coaches’ poll.

The men’s tennis team won two out of three matches in doubles, as Gustavo Echeverria and Ryne Least beat a Campbellsville group 9-8 and Ross Phelps and Zach Thomas won 8-6 as well. The men’s team didn’t fare so well in singles, losing every match against No. 16 ranked Campbellsville.
The women played a bit closer against Campbellsville’s No. 19 ranked women’s team. They found themselves down 2-1 after doubles, with senior Haley Hart and freshman Kelly Swanson getting the lone win. In singles the tigers made it interesting as Kelly Swanson, Shelby Eden and Jacqueline Otis each won. Shelby Eden dominated, winning all 12 of her sets. All of the women’s losses in the mid-south this year come from teams in the coaches poll.

The men’s and women’s teams will both play in the quarterfinals on Friday the mid-south conference tournament. The men will play on the road against an unannounced team while the women will host a quarterfinal game here at Georgetown.