The William and Mary women’s tennis team, ranked 20th in the nation, suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 loss Jan. 26th, coming very close to upsetting #7 Georgia.
The day started off slowly with the women’s tennis team dropping to 1-0 by losing two of their three doubles matches, both to highly ranked doubles pairs. However, freshmen Lauren Cash and Barbara Zidek pulled out a heroic win at the No. 3 position, winning 8-5.
Singles play witnessed more success for Cash after she pulled off an upset over the 57th ranked singles player in the nation in a titanic 6-4, 6-3 victory. Fellow freshman Zidek and Katarina Zoricic, ranked 50th in the nation, also pulled out wins in straight sets, but were intersected by losses at the top two positions, leaving William and Mary in a 3-3 tie with Georgia in match score. In the final match of the day, freshman Klaudyna Kasztelaniec was unable to secure the overall win, but certainly fought tough and lost a fierce 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 clash.
With the loss, the season record of the women's tennis team drops to 1-1.