GW Women's Tennis Falls to Maryland, 6-1, in Season Opener
Pascarella Wins at No. 2 Singles for Colonials
Jan. 25, 2014
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The George Washington women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision at nearby Maryland on Saturday morning in the squad’s season opener.
Senior Leah Pascarella earned a victory at the No. 2 spot with a 4-6, 6-2 (10-6) win over Alexandra Stanova.
Maryland took an early 1-0 lead by claiming the doubles point. GW’s No. 1 duo of freshman Grace Egger and sophomore Lana Robins fell to Kristina Hovsepyan and Welma Luus, 5-8, while rookie Allison Hansen and Pascarella were edged by Nataliya Bredikhina and Olga Bredikhina, 6-8, at the No. 2 spot. The No. 3 sophomore tandem of Christina Carpenter and Stephanie Wei fell to Olivia Gaudreault and Stanova, 5-8.
At No. 1 singles, Robins dropped a tight 5-7, 5-7 decision to Hovsepyan. Wei fell to Luus, 3-6, 3-6, at No. 3 and Egger fell to N. Bredikhina, 4-6, 3-6, in the No. 4 match. In the fifth flight, sophomore Egle Jakuciunaite was defeated by Olga Gaistruk, 6-7 (3), 1-6 and freshman Taylor Nederlander fell at No. 6 in a tiebreaker to Goudreault by scores of 2-6, 6-2 (6-10).
The Colonials return to the court with an 11 a.m. match at Navy on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Maryland 6, George Washington 1
No. 1 – Kristina Hovsepyan (MD) def. Lana Robins (GW) – 7-5, 7-5
No. 2 – Leah Pascarella (GW) def. Alexandra Stanova (MD) – 4-6, 6-2 (10-6)
No. 3 – Welma Luus (MD) def. Stephanie Wei (GW) – 6-3, 6-3
No. 4 – Nataliya Bredikhina (MD) def. Grace Egger (GW) – 6-4, 6-3
No. 5 – Olga Gaistruk (MD) def. Egle Jakuciunaite (GW) – 7-6 (3), 6-1
No. 6 – Olivia Goudreault (MD) def. Taylor Nederlander (GW) – 2-6, 6-2 (10-6)
No. 1 – Kristina Hovsepyan/Welma Luus (MD) def. Grace Egger/Lana Robins (GW) – 8-5
No. 2 – Nataliya Bredikhina/Olga Bredikhina (MD) def. Allison Hansen/Leah Pascarella (GW) – 8-6
No. 3 – Olivia Gaudreault/Alexandra Stanova (MD) def. Christina Carpenter/Stephanie Wei (GW) – 8-5
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