Women's Tennis Defeats Howard, 6-1
Freshman Kendall Swenson improves to 2-0 with victory at No. 1 singles
Feb. 6, 2005
MONTCLAIR, VA - The George Washington women's tennis team earned its first dual-match win of the season with a 6-1 victory over Howard on Friday, Feb. 4, in a non-conference match-up at the Montclair Country Club. Freshman Kendall Swenson (Shaker Heights, OH) improved to 2-0 on the season with a win at No. 1 singles to lead GW.
In doubles play, the Colonials surged out to a 1-0 lead by sweeping all three matches. Juniors Sandra Simunic (Westerville, OH) and Anastasia Skavronskaia (Miami, FL) cruised at No. 1 with an 8-1 triumph over Kristin Harris and Courtney Dorsey to propel GW to the early advantage.
GW secured its first win for first-year head coach Dawn Buth by winning 4-of-5 singles matches to close out the Bison. Swenson topped Harris at the top spot, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-1), while classmate Michelle Alexander (Charlotte, NC) defeated Dorsey in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1, at No. 2 for her first collegiate dual-match win. The Colonials were also victorious at the No. 4-6 positions as freshman Tracy Stecko (Lake Forest, IL), and sophomores Leah Woodard (Wellesley, MA) and Mara Frisch (Tucson, AZ) each notched their respective first victories of the spring campaign.
The Colonials (1-1) return to action when they travel across town to face Georgetown on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 11:00 a.m.GW 6, Howard 1
1, Simunic/Skavronskaia (GW) def. Harris/Dorsey (HU), 8-1
2, Swenson/Bode (GW) def. Marin/Wright (HU), 8-5
3. Frisch/Woodard (GW) def Townes/Henderson (HU), 8-4
1, Kendall Swenson (GW) def. Kristin Harris (HU), 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-1)
2, Michelle Alexander (GW) def. Courtney Dorsey (HU), 7-5, 6-1
3, Aja Wright (HU) def. Natasha Bode (GW), 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)
4, Tracy Stecko (GW) def. Marin (HU), 6-2, 6-0
5, Leah Woodard (GW) def. Cecelia Townes (HU), 8-3
6, Mara Frisch (GW) def. Nicole Henderson (HU), 8-4
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