WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sophomores Rocio Portela (Demetrio Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) and Chloe Sher (Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong) came from behind in their #1 doubles match to record a history-making victory on Friday.
The Pirates had already lost the doubles point however, after falling in the number two and three positions.
SHU (5-12, 1-4) then could not secure the necessary singles points to take the match, ultimately falling, 6-1, to the Hoyas.
The pair of second-year players rallied to erase a 5-2 deficit in their matchup with Georgetown's Kelly Comolli and Lauren Greco, eventually securing an 8-7 win.
The victory was the 10th consecutive win for Portela and Sher, all while playing in the top doubles position.
More importantly, it was their 23rd win as a team in their Seton Hall careers, moving them into the top spot in the SHU record book, which dates back to 2001.
Freshmen Anna Guryanova (Moscow, Russia) and Maria Rodriguez (Bogota, Colombia) came close to capturing their first win in their last three appearances and tipping the doubles point in the Pirates' favor.
In the third slot, the two first-year team members built a 4-3 lead, but could not hold off a charge from Madeline Jaeger and Sophie Panarese, falling 4-8.
In singles play, Sher bounced back from a loss last week at St. John's to notch the Pirates' only point of the day, dominating Greco, the #7 ranked player in the Atlantic region, 6-2, 6-0 in #1 singles.
For Sher, the win was her sixth in her last seven singles outing and her team-leading 16th individual victory of the season.
All other members of the singles lineup fell in straight sets.
Despite their recent slide, SHU remains firmly in the hunt for a BIG EAST Tournament berth with four matches remaining on the spring slate.
The Pirates look to get back on track when they wrap up their road schedule on Monday, April 9 with a visit to Villanova. Start-time is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.
Seton Hall concludes the season with three consecutive home matches, the first of which is scheduled forn a 1:00 p.m. start on Thursday, April 12 against rival Rutgers.
Seton Hall 1, Georgetown 6
1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Lauren Greco (GU), 6-2, 6-0
2. Tina Tehrani (GU) def. Rocio Portela (SHU), 6-2, 6-3
3. Victoria Sekely (GU) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU), 6-0, 6-0
4. Kelly Comolli (GU) def. Karina Cordero (SHU), 6-3, 6-1
5. Madeline Jaeger (GU) def. Madison Shoemaker (SHU), 6-4, 6-2
6. Sophie Panarese (GU) def. Maria Rodriguez (SHU), 6-2, 6-1
1. Portela/Sher (SHU) def. Comolli/Greco (GU), 8-7
2. Sekely/Tehrani (GU) def. Shoemaker/Verow (SHU), 8-3
3. Jaeger/Panarese (GU) def. Guryanova/Rodriguez (SHU), 8-4
Time is winding down to reserve your spot to join the Pirates and head coach Greg Wyzykowski on Friday, April 13, when they host an ITA Campus Kids Day.
Events will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Auxillary Gym of the Richie Regan Athletic Center on Seton Hall's South Orange Campus.
Highlights will include tennis drills, racket stencling, autograph and picture opportunities, and pizza with the Pirates.
To register, please submit this FORM by Wednesday, April 11.