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Tennis Sweeps Catholic in First Pope’s Cup Contests of 2022-23

Tennis Sweeps Catholic in First Pope’s Cup Contests of 2022-23

WASHINGTON – The Marymount men's and women's tennis programs each pulled out a tight victory over Catholic on Sunday afternoon to give the Saints an early 2-0 advantage in the yearlong Pope's Cup competition between the area's two Division III Catholic universities.

NOTABLE

  • Marymount men's tennis has now won 11 straight matches dating back to last season.
  • At #3 doubles on the men's side, Nicolas Stromberg and Nathaniel Tesfaye teamed up to win in the tiebreak, 7-5.
  • Dean Cole dug deep in a come-from-behind win at #5 singles on the men's side. After dropping the first set, he responded by winning 6-4 and 11-9 in the final two sets to clinch the victory.
  • Marymount women's tennis won four of the six singles matches to propel the Saints to a 5-4 victory.
  • Angelica Dalton and Ariane Kombou each picked up their first singles victories of the season.

WOMEN'S RESULTS

Doubles

  1. Brooke Simonson/Marissa Stambaugh (CUA) def. Shannon King/Francesca Loiseau (MMW) 8-0
  2. Paige Brightwell/Jane Krukiel (CUA) def. Ariane Kombou/Angelica Dalton (MMW) 8-5
  3. Caroline Haymans/Melody Salguero (MMW) def. Bridget McCabe/Aubree Narus (CUA) 8-1

Singles

  1. Brooke Simonson (CUA) def. Shannon King (MMW) 6-0, 6-0
  2. Marissa Stambaugh (CUA) def. Lili Sbazi (MMW) 6-4, 6-1
  3. Caroline Haymans (MMW) def. Jane Krukiel (CUA) 6-0, 6-3
  4. Angelica Dalton (MMW) def. Aubree Narus (CUA) 6-2, 6-2
  5. Ariane Kombou (MMW) def. Bridget McCabe (CUA) 6-2, 6-2
  6. Francesca Loiseau (MMW) def. Paige Brightwell (CUA) 6-0, 6-2

MEN'S RESULTS

Doubles

  1. Dorian Guiot/Seb Dijkema (MMM) def. Juan Gomez Vitta/James Earwood (CUA) 8-5
  2. Matt Rudolf/Diego Romo (CUA) def. Nikhil Misra/Dean Cole (MMM) 8-0
  3. Nicolas Stromberg/Nathaniel Tesfaye (MMM) def. Henry Ogden/Ben Perks (CUA) 7-6 (7-5)

Singles

  1. Seb Dijkema (MMM) def. Juan Gomez Vitta (CUA) 6-0, 6-0
  2. Dorian Guiot (MMM) def. James Earwood (CUA) 6-1, 6-2
  3. Nicolas Stromberg (MMM) def. Diego Romo (CUA) 6-3, 6-1
  4. Matt Rudolf (CUA) def. Lwazi Rennert (MMM) 6-0, 6-4
  5. Dean Cole (MMM) def. Henry Ogden (CUA) 4-6, 6-4, 11-9
  6. Benjamin Aunnunziato (CUA) def. Nathaniel Tesfaye (MMM) 6-3, 6-0

UP NEXT

  • The men's tennis team will host Mary Baldwin on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 1 PM.
  • The contest will be held at Virginia Highlands Park in Arlington.
  • The women's tennis team will next play on the road against Mary Baldwin on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 4 PM.

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