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Trying to pick a health insurance plan can be a chore for anyone. For many people, just mentioning the word "open enrollment" sends shivers down the spine. It seems like there's always a nagging feeling that you're wasting money, choosing a plan with poor in-network care, or both. One would think that health insurance gets easier as you approach retirement age, but the truth is that picking an initial Medicare coverage plan can be daunting.
Unfortunately, the confusing process of signing up for Medicare causes many seniors to forego healthcare coverage altogether. After all, Medicare enrollment can involve several federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration (or SSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (or CMS).
At Senior Medicare Insurance Services, our passion is guiding seniors through the confusion of Medicare. That way, they can enjoy retirement with peace of mind knowing they are protected and ready for life after 65. We work with dozens of insurance companies, giving our clients the chance to choose a plan that best fits their lifestyle.
We choose to design our senior insurance plans with a focus on optimal benefits structure, lower costs, and personalized service. Some independent insurance agencies see their aging customers as nothing more than a financial transaction waiting to happen. In contrast, we treat each of our clients with respect and dignity as we help them navigate the confusing waters of Medicare. Combined with individualized service, we help older Americans make well-informed decisions about insurance. Whether you're in need of senior Medicare Supplement Plan insurance in Hilton Head or simply have questions about signing up for Medicare, our team is here to help.
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What is Medicare?
If you're approaching the golden years of your life, it's important you understand what Medicare is if you don't already.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program reserved for people older than 65 who have worked full-time for at least ten years. The Medicare program is paid for by a combination of worker payroll tax, premiums paid by Medicare enrollees, and the U.S. government.
There are four parts of Medicare:
The amount of money you pay for your health care depends on several factors, including:
- What kind of care you need, and how often it is needed.
- The type of Medicare coverage you choose.
- Whether there are alternative insurance policies that will help fill gaps in your coverage
- Whether a doctor agrees to charge you the same amount that Medicare will cover for a medical service
At Senior Medicare Insurance Services, we offer a number of health insurance solutions for seniors. Two of our most used services include Medicare Advantage plan insurance and Medicare supplement plan insurance.
Senior Medicare Supplement Plan Insurance in Hilton Head
Sometimes called Medigap, the purpose of Medicare Supplement Insurance is to help fill in "gaps" that might not be covered by Original Medicare. You can think of a Medigap policy as a supplement for your Original Medicare benefits.
Private companies like Senior Medicare Insurance Services sell this type of insurance right here in South Carolina. While Original Medicare will pay for much of the cost associated with health care services you need, it may not cover all of your expenses. Generally, Medigap policies do not cover costs stemming from eyeglasses, private-duty nurses, dental care, hearing aids, or long-term care.
Depending on the Medicare Supplement Plan that you choose, it may cover out-of-the-country medical services when you travel abroad. Assuming you have Original Medicare coverage, your policy will cover its share of Medicare-approved health care costs. Once your Original Medicare coverage reaches its limit, your Medigap policy will pay its share of the fees.
Our Medigap policies are drafted to meet your specific needs, and can help cover remaining health care costs such as:
Important Information About Senior Supplement Plan Insurance
To dispel some confusion, you should know that a Medigap policy is not the same as a Medicare Advantage Plan. The latter helps you receive Medicare benefits, while the former supplements the benefits you obtain through your Original Medicare plan. As you begin to explore Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, keep the following important information in mind:
As you begin to explore Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, keep the following important information in mind:
- To qualify for a Medigap policy, you must first have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B.
- Payments on your Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan will be made to the private insurance company that you choose, like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. These payments are made every month and are paid in addition to the monthly payment you make for Medicare Part B.
- If you are the holder of a Medicare Advantage Plan, it is illegal for an insurance company to sell you a senior Medicare Supplement Policy. If you plan on switching back to an Original Medicare plan, you may be able to purchase a Medigap policy.
- If you have health problems as you age, your standardized Medigap policy is guaranteed to be renewable. So long as you pay your monthly premium, your insurance provider cannot cancel your policy.
- Medigap policies only cover one person. If you have a spouse or family member that would like coverage, they must purchase a separate policy.
- You may only buy a Senior Medicare Supplement Plan from an insurance agent that is licensed to sell them in your state. Senior Medicare Insurance Services has been licensed to sell Medigap policies in South Carolina for years. We have helped countless seniors get the Medicare coverage they need and continue to do so to this day.
- In the past, Medigap policies were able to cover costs related to prescription drugs. As of January 1st, 2006, prescription drug coverage is not available on Medicare Supplement Plans. The best way to get coverage for your prescription drugs is to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, often called Part D. Contact our office today to learn more about paying premiums on Medigap and Medicare plans.
For many people, the best time to buy senior Medicare Supplement Plan Insurance in Hilton Head is during the 7 months Medigap Open Enrollment Period. This period starts the day you turn 65 years old, so long as you hold Medical Insurance (Medicare Part B). Generally, during the enrollment period, you get more policy choices and better pricing. Once the enrollment period is over, you may not be able to purchase a Medigap policy. Contact Senior Medicare Insurance Services today to determine if you qualify for a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan.
Senior Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance in Hilton Head, SC
A Medicare Advantage Plan is a kind of Medicare health coverage designed to provide seniors with all their Part A and Part B Medicare benefits. Many Medicare Advantage Plans will often include coverage of the following:
- Preferred Provider Organizations
- Special Needs Plans
- Private Fee-for-Service
- Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans
- Health Maintenance Organizations
In addition, most Medicare Advantage Plans give seniors coverage for their prescription drug needs. When you enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan through Senior Medicare Insurance Services, your Medicare benefits are covered through your plan and will not be paid for by traditional Medicare.
How Medicare Advantage Plans Work
Sometimes called "MA Plans" or "Part C," Medicare Advantage Plans are considered an "all in one" solution to Original Medicare. Senior Medicare Advantage Plans are only offered by private companies that are approved, like Senior Medicare Insurance Services. Seniors who enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan are still on Medicare. However, these individuals enjoy bundled plans that give seniors the benefits of hospital insurance (Medicare Part A), medical insurance (Medicare Part B), and sometimes drug coverage (Part D).
Medicare Advantage Plans are very popular because they cover all Medicare services and make life a little easier for seniors who have trouble understanding the nuances of Medicare.
When you contact Senior Medicare Insurance Services to choose your Medicare Advantage Plan, ask your agent about Medicare prescription drug coverage. Unless you already have drug coverage (Part D), you should seriously consider Part D coverage to help reduce costs associated with prescription drugs. You may also want to consider a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan to help fill gaps in coverage that Original Medicare will not cover.
Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance Rules
Medicare works by paying a set amount of money to the companies that offer senior Medicare Advantage Plan insurance in Hilton Head. That money is used to pay for the care services that you need. Because Medicare Advantage Plans are different, you should expect out-of-pocket costs to vary depending on the plan you choose.
Different plans have different rules for how you receive services, such as:
- If you must go to facilities, suppliers, or doctors that belong to your Advantage Plan for non-urgent and non-emergency care.
- Whether you must get a referral to see a specialized doctor
Companies that offer Medicare Advantage Plans must follow strict rules, which are set by Medicare and can change every year.
Paying for Your Senior Medicare Advantage Plan Insurance
How much you pay for your Medicare Advantage Plan varies and depends on a few different factors. In most cases, if you need a kind of medical service, you will need to rely on the doctors and providers in your plan's service area and network to pay the lowest amounts. In some cases, if you choose to use a service outside of your plan's network of coverage, you may have to pay out-of-pocket.
We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about Medicare Advantage Plans, how they work, what your options are, and how often you will have to pay out-of-pocket, if at all.
The Senior Medicare Insurance Services Commitment
Since our company was founded, we have led the insurance industry by providing our clients with the most valuable, helpful insurance solutions available. We are fully committed to our current and prospective clients by:
- Choosing to focus on personalized, one-on-one service. When you work with our team, know that we will always design your health insurance plan with your best interests in mind.
- Listening to your specific needs.
- Responding to all inquiries and questions promptly and with a friendly attitude.
- Providing you with the best customer service in the senior health insurance industry, whether you have questions or are ready to move forward with a Medicare plan.
Our mission is to help give seniors the best Medicare assistance available so that they may understand the Medicare process and make an informed health coverage decision. We have the knowledge, skills, and experience to assist anyone interested in Medicare. Our personal goal is to become a lifetime resource for our clients and give them greater confidence in choosing their insurance plans.
Latest News in Hilton Head, SC
After decades, Hilton Head is ditching its own real estate sales contract. Here’s why
Have you ever signed a contract on a house, then immediately had buyers remorse? A change is coming on Hilton Head that may make it easier to get out of that contract.Hilton Head Area Realtors will end its use of a separate Hilton Head sales contract that’s been around for more than 20 years and adopt the South Carolina Association of Realtors contract. HHAR is a trade association for ...
Have you ever signed a contract on a house, then immediately had buyers remorse? A change is coming on Hilton Head that may make it easier to get out of that contract.
Hilton Head Area Realtors will end its use of a separate Hilton Head sales contract that’s been around for more than 20 years and adopt the South Carolina Association of Realtors contract. HHAR is a trade association for real estate agents in the Lowcountry.
This will make it easier for buyers to get out of their contract during the home inspection period — even if it’s for something as simple as not liking the wall color. On the other hand, it also holds the buyer accountable for a termination fee should they back out.
“[It’s] a little bit more freedom, for both parties, really,” according to board attorney John Carroll.
The vote earlier this year by the HHAR board of directors followed months of meetings soliciting feedback from local brokers, agents, closing attorneys and mortgage lenders, according Carroll. HHAR is currently in a transition period and the new contract will begin exclusively July 31.
The sales contract is a legally binding agreement between a buyer and seller that governs the sale of a property. It determines what conditions must be met to close the sale and transfer property ownership. Realtors aren’t legally required to use the new contract, almost anything could serve as a contract, but often brokerages will mandate use of the local Realtor association-supported contract.
Hilton Head real estate has nuances such as gated communities, transfer fees and property owners association fees that differentiate it from the rest of South Carolina real estate, which made the state contract not always workable in Hilton Head, according to HHAR CEO Jean Beck.
“The state contract has evolved over time where now it can be used in our market,” Beck said.
Overall, the state contract is less ambiguous than the Hilton Head contract. Aside from the state contract being over 10 sections longer, there are multiple differences between the two, particularity in how buyers can withdraw from a sale. It more explicitly defines terms, even down to exact times when some tasks must be completed. The switch will also make it easier for real estate agents to amend their contracts.
The change in contracts shows how vital it is that prospective buyers and sellers recognize the sales contract they’re signing as a step toward purchasing or selling their home. Whether buyers or sellers are using a real estate agent or not, they should understand the agreements being made.
For real estate agents, this means taking the time to learn a new contract or risk mediating a sale that they — and in turn their clients — don’t fully understand.
“I’d say the vast majority of local associations throughout the country use a state adopted contract instead of having their own unique local contract,” Carroll said.
Do real estate agents have to switch? The short answer is no.
“A Realtor could write a contract on a napkin,” said Carroll, the HHAR attorney and partner at Hilton Head law firm Burr & Forman.
However, many insurance agencies will only provide a certain level of errors and omissions to brokerages if their real estate agents continue to use the local Realtor’s association contract, according to Carroll. This leads to many brokerages mandating their agents to switch from the Hilton Head Island sale contract to South Carolina’s contract.
Re/MAX is one of the brokerages requiring the change. If real estate agents at RE/MAX make an offer using the Hilton Head contract after July 31, they won’t get their commission check, according to Director of Operations Kim Ciuffreda.
That’s because the real estate agents who use the Hilton Head Island contract after the switchover date risk copyright infringement because they no longer have permission from the HHAR to use it, said Ciuffreda, who has over 20 years of real estate experience, including 10 in Beaufort County. Another is for insurance reasons.
Regardless of the HHAR shifting what contract they support, a real estate agent is still required by state law to present any offer to their client, usually the seller.
It’s up to the client then to make a decision, even though a real estate agent can advise against using the outdated form and instead have a new contract written up. If the client decides to sign an outdated form, the brokerage will still process it, according to Ciuffreda.
“We can always counter offer on the state contracts, but the law states that you have to present the contract and your seller has to make the decision,” she said.
Carroll, the attorney, said it’s a change that allows both parties more freedom.
“For example, a buyer can say I want the carpet changed to be the color pink instead of color gray, and if you don’t do that I’m walking out on the deal,” he said. “And seller can either agree to that or not agree to that.”
Under the Hilton Head Island contract, the buyer wouldn’t be able to make those requests in the first place, according to Carroll.
Compared with the Hilton Head Island contract, the South Carolina contract allows buyers to terminate the contract during the due-diligence period, sometimes called the “inspection period,” for any reason, not just if the seller refuses to make repairs.
After a sales contract is signed, the buyer is given a due-diligence period to get an appraisal, run a title search, perform property inspections or anything else to ensure the buyer is getting what they’re paying for and a bank is comfortable funding the purchase. Depending on how the contract is negotiated, this period can be anywhere from a couple days, a couple of weeks or no time at all.
In the Hilton Head contract there isn’t a fee to terminate, but the buyer is restricted to only terminating if repairs need to be made to specified aspects of the house, and if the seller is unable to pay for or make the repairs.
The South Carolina contract also has a designated space to determine a “termination fee” that the buyer would have to pay if they exit the contract during the due diligence period.
However, if the seller declined to make repairs, as they’re obligated to do under the contract, the buyer wouldn’t have to pay that fee.
In a way, the termination fee “holds the buyer’s feet to the fire” in the deal, according to Carroll.
Under state law, all real estate agreements are required to be in writing and signed. However, the South Carolina contract explicitly states that buyers and sellers are signing solely based on what is written the contract, not based on what a real estate agent might have previously said.
This offers more protection to the real estate agent. It also stresses the importance of ensuring everything is written, agents said.
This story was originally published March 17, 2023, 5:00 AM.
Women's Golf Heads to Low Country Invitational at Hilton Head
CLINTON, S.C. – Coming off of a win at the Bright's Creek Intercollegiate, the Presbyterian College women's golf team continues its spring season at the Low Country Invitational hosted by Wofford at Moss Creek Golf Club. The event begins on Friday with 18 holes on tap followed by 18-hole days on Saturday and Sunday in Hilton Head.MATCHDAY CENTRAL MATCHUP: Low Country Invitational TIME: March 17-19 LOCATION: Moss Creek Golf Club (Hilton Head Isl...
CLINTON, S.C. – Coming off of a win at the Bright's Creek Intercollegiate, the Presbyterian College women's golf team continues its spring season at the Low Country Invitational hosted by Wofford at Moss Creek Golf Club. The event begins on Friday with 18 holes on tap followed by 18-hole days on Saturday and Sunday in Hilton Head.
MATCHDAY CENTRAL MATCHUP: Low Country Invitational TIME: March 17-19 LOCATION: Moss Creek Golf Club (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) STATS: Golf Stat
PROBABLES FOR LOW COUNTRY INVITATIONAL - The Blue Hose lineup for the 54-hole event hosted by Wofford are Sarah Boteler, Mariana Polakova, Alina Shchepteva, Sofia Carles and Taylor Reaves.
TOURNAMENT DETAILS - Each round will consist of an 18-hole round beginning on Friday with tee times set between 8:32-11:04am on either the first or 10th tee. - The field at Hilton Head includes Quinnipiac, Columbia, Longwood, Richmond, Seton Hall, UNC Asheville, Winthrop, Western Michigan, Samford, Jacksonville, UNCG, Elon, Gardner-Webb, USC Upstate, Appalachian State, The Citadel, USC Beaufort and the host Wofford.
LAST TIME OUT - The Presbyterian College women's golf team held off a late-charging Evansville to earn the team title on Sunday at the Bright's Creek Intercollegiate. Neza Siftar of Gardner-Webb earned the individual title with a total score of 221 (+5) over the 54 holes. - Sunday's team title marks the first win for the Blue Hose in a tournament since PC took home the Lady Falcon Invitational during the 2008-09 season.
POLAKOVA GARNERS SECOND FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK OF THE SEASON - Presbyterian College women's golf freshman Mariana Polakova (Brno, Czech Republic) has been named the Big South Freshman of the week following the Blue Hose tournament win at the Bright's Creek Intercollegiate over the weekend. - With her second freshman of the week honor on Thursday, she becomes the first Blue Hose to her multiple freshman honors from the league in the same season.
2022-23 TEAM - The Blue Hose roster features three additions under fourth-year head coach Anne Marie Covar. Covar returns Kelli Kraugh (Estero, Fla.), Sarah Boteler (Greenville, S.C.), Sofia Carles (Clinton, S.C.) and Lextyn Petz (Columbia, S.C.). - PC has added Mariana Polakova (Brno, Czech Republic) and Taylor Reaves (Conway, S.C.) to the roster for the 2022-23 season. In the winter, Covar added Alina Shchepteva (Prague, Czech Repbulic) to the roster as she begins her collegiate career this spring.
This SC city has among highest rates of women-owned businesses in the US, study says
Sarah Claire McDonaldhttps://www.islandpacket.com/news/state/south-carolina/article273224690.html
Women’s presence in the workplace has steadily increased over the years. Yet, a gap is still present between women-owned businesses versus men.With March being Women’s History Month, as well as recently celebrating International Women’s Day, Charleston was found to have the 12th highest percentage of women-owned businesses in the country, according to a ...
Women’s presence in the workplace has steadily increased over the years. Yet, a gap is still present between women-owned businesses versus men.
With March being Women’s History Month, as well as recently celebrating International Women’s Day, Charleston was found to have the 12th highest percentage of women-owned businesses in the country, according to a study conducted by Overheard On Conference Calls.
Charleston earned the 12th highest ranking nationwide by having 22.8% of businesses in the Charleston metro area being women-owned with 3,594 of these businesses in the area, according to the study’s results.
The primary findings in the study show that just 21.4% of the nation’s businesses are women-owned in comparison to 61% being men-owned and 14% being evenly split between the two.
The considerable gap between business ownership is despite the fact that women make up 46.6% of the total U.S. labor force.
Ahead of Charleston, a city in South Carolina’s neighboring state had the most women-owned businesses in the country.
The report revealed that Asheville has the highest percentage of women-owned businesses in the U.S. at 25%, with St. Louis coming in second with 24.84% and Denver in a close third with 24.8% of businesses being women-owned.
Washington, D.C. made it into fourth overall at 24.6% and Atlanta came in fifth, finalizing the top five, 23.9% of businesses in the metro being women-owned.
There may be a leading reason as to why Asheville scored so high and had the most women-owned businesses in the U.S. The answer may be as simple as prioritization.
Asheville has a number of programs aimed at promoting women in business, including the WomanUp initiative, which focuses on helping women build a strong network and support each other in business, the report by Overheard On Conference Calls states.
In contrast, Mobile reported to have the lowest percentage of women-owned businesses with just 11.9%, according to the study.
In second to last, Lancaster reported to have only 12.5% women-owned businesses and York, another Pennsylvania metro, reported just 14.4% of such businesses.
As for the remainder of the bottom five, Salt Lake City, reported just 14.8% of businesses owned by women in the community and, in fifth to last, Modesto was shown to have just 15.1%, according to the study.
Land rich in Hilton Head history is now home to brand new chapter with general store
The property at 2 Spanish Wells Road on Hilton Head has been, at various times in its history, the home of a local legend, the site of a suspicious fire, a place people could go for a cheap (or free) meal, and the location of a longtime law office.Now, under the branches of a towering oak that has seen it all, it has a new role as the domain of Jarvis Creek General Store.The site at the crossroads of U.S. 278 and Spanish Wells ...
The property at 2 Spanish Wells Road on Hilton Head has been, at various times in its history, the home of a local legend, the site of a suspicious fire, a place people could go for a cheap (or free) meal, and the location of a longtime law office.
Now, under the branches of a towering oak that has seen it all, it has a new role as the domain of Jarvis Creek General Store.
The site at the crossroads of U.S. 278 and Spanish Wells “just screamed gathering place,” said Erik Olson of Bluffton who is co-owner of the new business with dentist Shane Harpham of Hilton Head. The two friends do real estate investment projects together, but this is their first retail store.
“We’d kind of identified this corner as a great place to do something with community impact,” Olson said. “The vision was to try to create a gathering place and also a location that serves as an ambassador for the island when tourists travel onto the island. We wanted to create that default stop on their way where they can grab what they need.”
To that end, the shelves at Jarvis Creek General Store are stocked with grocery staples like milk, bread, eggs, chips and soft drinks, but there’s also jam, honey, sauces and pasta plus wine and local beers. There are even prepared sandwiches, breakfast items and coffee to grab and go.
Shoppers can also find a spectrum of non-grocery items, with a focus on local makers: There are gift items such as candles but also boogie boards and things kids might need for a day at the beach.
“We wanted to make sure we carried a little bit of everything, as the last stop before you are headed to your vacation rental or your hotel or the beach,” Olson said.
But the intention is not just to have a store for tourists, he explained. It was an important part of the plan to cater to residents on the north end of the island.
“We wanted to foster this sense of community,” Olson said.
The vision was an old-fashioned mercantile, where people could not only find supplies but have a place where there could meet up with friends, have a glass of wine, listen to music and relax.
They drew inspiration from the site and its beauty.
“It kind of appeals to the senses,” he said. “We’ve got a fire going on outside every day. We’ve got music playing. The reaction from people has been that they can remember a place like this in their past.”
The land has its own stories to tell, too.
It was the homeplace of island native Charlie Simmons Sr., who was known as “Mr. Transportation,” “Captain” or “Mr. Hilton Head” before his death at age 99 in 2012. For decades, Simmons had ferried people, groceries and mail on and off the island before there was a bridge. He was such an important figure to the island that, in 2014, the bridge that crosses Jarvis Creek was named for him.
In 1993, though, Simmons’ property on Spanish Wells Road was causing a bit of controversy. The wood-framed house, which had no electricity, was surrounded by trailers, “a collection odds and ends,” hogs and a stockpile of lumber, The Island Packet reported at the time. Town officials said the site violated ordinances and was unsightly and unsafe.
A day after the newspaper’s report that Simmons had been ticketed, the home burned to the ground in a blaze that firefighters determined was arson.
Later, the site was the location of Virginia’s Country Kitchen. Advertisements in The Island Packet in 1994 include a coupon for 25-cent coffee and lists a breakfast special as two eggs with home fries and a biscuit for $1.99.
That same fall, Virginia’s Country Kitchen offered a traditional Thanksgiving buffet, “turkey and dressing with all the trimmings” for $5.99, with all proceeds going to help an island resident who had been paralyzed in a vehicle accident.
The Thanksgiving before, owner Virginia Gardner Necessary had invited the poor of Bluffton and Hilton Head to eat for free. About 70 people took her up on the offer, The Island Packet reported.
More recent residents on Hilton Head may recognize the location as the site of David Barry’s law office.
“We heard a rumor that the building had been used for alligator processing at one point back in the day ... but we determined that was only folklore,” Olson said.
Renovations on the building were extensive. During its history, it had been added onto twice, so the work inside was about creating a cohesive space with materials that give it a Lowcountry feel.
The pre-existing tabby shell exterior was restored and the site was heavily landscaped to reclaim it from years of overgrowth and neglect.
“The building is small, 1,300 square feet, but bringing it back to life, is super fun,” Olson said.
A deck in the front of the property offers space for tables and there’s room in the parking area for food trucks Thursdays through Sundays.
“The long-range plan is to have music on the weekends as well and just try to create that place where you want to go,” said Olson, “where you want to be on the north end of the island to spend time with others.”
Jarvis Creek General Store is already open for business, but the official grand opening event is scheduled for Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. It will feature food trucks and live music.
What: Jarvis Creek General Store
Where: 2 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island
Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday
Women’s Tennis Splits Matches in Hilton Head
George Washington University Athleticshttps://gwsports.com/news/2023/3/15/womens-tennis-womens-tennis-splits-matches-in-hilton-head.aspx
HILTON HEAD, S.C. – GW women's tennis wrapped up its time in Hilton Head, S.C., going 1-1 in its matches against George Mason and Buffalo. GW topped the Patriots on Tuesday, 4-1, for its first Atlantic 10 win of the season and fell in a narrow 4-3 loss to Buffalo on Wednesday.Stella Wiesemann and ...
HILTON HEAD, S.C. – GW women's tennis wrapped up its time in Hilton Head, S.C., going 1-1 in its matches against George Mason and Buffalo. GW topped the Patriots on Tuesday, 4-1, for its first Atlantic 10 win of the season and fell in a narrow 4-3 loss to Buffalo on Wednesday.
Stella Wiesemann and Gabriela Giraldo went 2-0 in singles play in the matches and the pair also won both of their doubles matches in the No. 1 flight.
In Tuesday's win, GW swept all three doubles matches, and Wiesemann, Giraldo and Alejandra Ramirez won their respective singles matches to lift GW to the commanding win.
Against Buffalo, Wiesemann, Giraldo and Lindsay Thompson won their singles matches, but Buffalo clinched the match in the fourth spot.
George Washington 4, George Mason 1
DOUBLES Wiesemann/Giraldo def. La/Garcia, 6-2 Bodewes/Thompson def. Wirt/Alasadi, 6-1 Bell/Ramirez def. Nannery/Splett, 6-2
SINGLES Stella Wiesemann def. Paige La, 6-2, 2-6, 10-5 Gabriela Giraldo def. Taylor Garcia, 5-7, 6-0, 10-4 Emily Wirt def. Sarah Bodewes, 6-2, 6-2 Alejandra Ramirez def. Maitree Diksha Root, 6-2, 6-2 Lauren Splett vs. Lindsay Thompson, 6-2, 5-5 dnf Charlotte Bell vs. Ashley Fitz-Patrick, 0-6, 6-1, 4-4 dnf
Buffalo 4, George Washington 3
Wiesemann/Giraldo def. Schwartz/Amat, 6-2 Comlek/Choo def. Bodewes/Thompson, 6-1 Schietekat Sedas/Torres def. Ramirez/Bell, 7-5
SINGLES Stella Wiesemann def. Pia Schwarz, 7-5, 6-1 Gabriela Giraldo def. Azra Deniz Comlek, 6-0, 6-2 Basak Akbas def. Alejandra Ramirez, 6-1, 6-4 Ambre Amat def. Sarah Bodewes, 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 Lindsay Thompson def. Gabriella Akopyan, 4-6, 7-6, 11-9 Mariana Carvajal Torres def. Charlotte Bell, 6-3, 7-5
GW will continue conference play welcoming UMass to the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center on Saturday at noon.