Sports in Brief (Feb. 15)
February 15, 2008
**Men’s Tennis: Tribe jumps to no. 43 in rankings after three wins**
After a weekend in which it defeated Norfolk State, George Mason and no. 65 Northwestern, the Tribe rose two spots to no. 43 in the latest ITA rankings. The win streak improved the squad’s record to 9-3 on the season heading into a stretch that includes two ranked foes in the next three matches. Friday, the College will host no. 72 Georgia State at 5 p.m., before no. 24 Rice and James Madison come to town for a Sunday doubleheader.
p. **Women’s Gymnastics: Long named ECAC
Co-Gymnast of Week**
Senior Tricia Long garnered ECAC Co-Gymnast of the Week accolades after an impressive performance this past weekend at New Hampshire. Long turned in a fourth-place performance in the all-around, scoring just shy of her career high while leading the Tribe on the floor exercise. The senior also posted season-high totals on the beam and the bars. After a fourth-place finish in New Hampshire, the College will return to play Saturday when they travel to Raleigh for the Sweetheart Invitational.
p. **Women’s Basketball:College falls to JMU, drops below .500 in conference**
Junior guard Dani Kell scored a season-high 19 points, but it was not enough to propel the Tribe past James Madison University as the Dukes beat the College 77-60 Thursday night. Senior Kyra Kaylor set the Tribe’s all-time record for games played in the loss, suiting up for her 107th game for the College. The Tribe returns to action Sunday when it hosts Northeastern University at Kaplan arena. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m.
p. **Women’s Tennis: College drops three spots
in rankings to no. 16**
The College fell three spots to no. 16 in the latest ITA Poll after dropping a pair of matches at the ITA National Indoor Team Championship this past weekend. The squad fell to no. 7 University of Miami and no. 14 University of Notre Dame before defeating host University of Wisconsin to salvage a 1-2 record on the trip and fall to 5-3 on the season. The Tribe will look to bounce back when they host no. 24 University of Arkansas Friday, before facing no. 64 Colorado University a day later. The Harvard University Crimson will then be in town for a Monday match.