Sports in Brief

Swim teams take third at URI Invitational

Both GW’s men’s and women’s swimming finished third this weekend in the teams’ opening events of the season at the URI Invitational in Kingston, R.I.

GW swimmers showed well at the event, placing in the top five in 27 of the 38 events over the course of the two-day competition. Junior Noelle Miesfeld placed first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:11.71, three seconds shy of her career-best time in the event.

On the men’s side, freshman Niklas Glenesk won the 1,000-yard freestyle for the Colonials with a time of 9:50.36. Glensek also took second in the 200-yard freestyle.

GW’s next event is this Friday at 6 p.m. at the Smith Center pool against Howard. The athletic department will also honor the teams’ seniors before the meet.


Men’s tennis drops opener

The GW men’s tennis team fell 6-1 in its spring season opener at Old Dominion last Saturday.

Sophomore Richard Blumenfeld was the sole singles winner for the Colonials, defeating Old Dominion freshman Alfredo Rodriguez in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, (10-7).

GW also lost two of three doubles contests, with the lone victory coming from the number two pair of Ugur Atalay and Arya Vayghan, who won 9-8 (5). GW’s 29th-ranked doubles pair of Atalay and junior Erik Hannah did not compete as a duo against Old Dominion.

Next up for the Colonials is a road date against Temple Feb. 5.


Upcoming Games

Women’s basketball, vs. Richmond, Richmond, Va., Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Men’s Squash, vs. Navy, Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Men’s Basketball, vs. Dayton, Dayton, Oh., Wednesday, 7 p.m.


Number Crunch: 0

The number of leads the GW women’s basketball team held in its 52-42 loss to Charlotte Saturday. The Colonials got within one point during the second half but never overtook the 49ers.

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