Women's Tennis Begins Season with Win over Drexel
Jan. 28, 2011
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The GW women's tennis team opened the 2011 season with a tough 5-2 victory over the Drexel Dragons on Friday afternoon at the Drexel Armory.
Juniors Jacqueline Corba and Meg Tyner teamed up to face Drexel's Elise Leizerovich and Emma Brook at No. 2 doubles. The No. 2 doubles duo secured the doubles point for GW, winning a tough match, 8-6.
Co-captains Jennifer Hirsh and Corba won their singles matches in straight sets to go up 3-0 on the Dragons.
Sophomore Hamling fell to Mafa in the No. 3 singles match in a tough two set match, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).
Freshmen Julia Blakeley and Leah Pascarella got the call to be in the line-up in their first collegiate dual match. Blakeley outlasted Emma Brook in a tough three-set match at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
Pascarella also found herself in a three-set match, winning the first set 6-1 over Leizerovich. Drexel's Leizerovich won a second set tie-breaker 7-6 (6-4), before taking the third set 10-7.
The Colonials continue on the road to take on Penn, Sunday, Jan. 30. The two squads square off at the Levy Pavilion at 1 p.m.