Wildcats Drop 4-1 Decision to Hoyas in Season Finale
Freshman Samantha Schafer picked up two wins during her first BIG EAST Championship.
Freshman Samantha Schafer picked up two wins during her first BIG EAST Championship.

April 26, 2014


FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - The No. 9 seeded Villanova women's tennis team was unable to pick up a victory in its final match of the season as Georgetown topped the Wildcats 4-1 Saturday in a BIG EAST consolation contest at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Courts in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

The Wildcats wrap up the season 6-18 overall and 1-6 in their first year in the restructured BIG EAST.

Samantha Schafer (River Forest, Ill.) ended the year on a high note following a triumph in her first conference championship. The freshman righty was successful during her first post-season, picking up a pair of victories over three days. From the No. 3 slot, Schafer breezed by Madeline Jaeger 6-1, 6-4 for the Wildcats only point of the afternoon.

The Hoyas collected the triumph with a doubles victory followed by wins at the one, two and four flights. Saperstein clinched the decision with a hard fought 7-5, 6-2 victory over Mikelle Mancini (Salt Lake City, Utah) at the No. 1 position.

Villanova will enjoy some time off before head coach Steve Reiniger leads offseason workouts in the summer.

Be sure to follow the teams socially on Twitter @NovaWTennis to stay up to date with the latest offseason news and stories from the Wildcats.

Below is a look at the complete results of Saturday's Consolation match:

#5 Georgetown 4, #9 Villanova 1 - April 26 - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Doubles (Georgetown clinches doubles point ):
1. Liselot Koenen/Victoire Saperstein (GU) def. Mikelle Mancini/Tori Smyth (VU), 8-4
2. Madeline Jaeger/Kelly Comolli (GU) leading Linley Busby/Kate Pettee (VU), 7-3
3. Sophie Panarese/Taylor Perz (GU) def. Samantha Schafer/Connor Brewer (VU) 8-6
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2 DNF



1. Victoire Saperstein (GU) def. Mikelle Mancini (VU), 7-5, 6-2
2. Kelly Comolli (GU) def. Tori Smyth (VU), 6-0, 6-0
3. Samantha Schafer (VU) def. Madeline Jaeger (GU), 6-1, 6-4
4. Sophia Barnard (GU) def. Kate Pettee (VU), 6-1, 6-1
5. Liselot Koenen (GU) vs. Linley Busby (VU), DNP
6. Madeline Foley (GU) vs. Connor Brewer (VU), DNP

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