Sports briefs

Women’s tennis splits matches at Marshall

The GW women’s tennis team split a pair of matches at Marshall University Feb. 22.

Julie Kim and Sarine Weingarten led GW to an 8-1 win over Xavier. But the Colonial women fell to host Marshall 7-2.

Kim, playing at the number one singles position in place of an injured Helen Andrews, beat Julie Roth of Xavier 6-3, 6-3. Weingarten was a 6-0, 6-2 winner at the number two singles spot. Kim and Weingarten then teamed up to win at number one doubles 8-2.

Other GW winners included Ghada Skaff, Holly Huntley and Brandy Rosenberg.

Marshall swept all six singles matches to easily defeat the Colonial women. Huntley and Skaff won at second doubles, and Rosenberg and Meredith Brown won at third doubles for GW’s only victories of the match.

GW does not play again until March 26 at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Baseball loses fifth game

The College of William & Mary scored seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Sunday to beat the GW baseball team 12-7 in the final game of a three-game series.

The Colonials led 6-5 when William & Mary came to bat in the eighth. GW pitcher Ron Christie yielded four runs on two hits before being lifted with two outs. Chad Dewey entered the game and promptly gave up three more Tribe runs on just two hits.

GW got one run back in the top of the ninth, before William & Mary pitcher Robert James closed out the game. The Colonials out-hit the Tribe 10-9, but committed five errors. GW second baseman Mike Roberts went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

GW lost two out of three games against William & Mary and has lost five of its first six games.

King named Rookie of the Week

GW freshman guard Mike King was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Sunday.

King set career highs with 25 points and four assists in a 96-86 loss at Xavier Feb. 16. It is the second time King has been named Rookie of the Week since joining the Colonials for the second semester. King was named Rookie of the Week after GW’s first game with Xavier Jan. 14.

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