Women's Tennis Drops a Squeaker to American, 4-3

Feb. 22, 2003

WASHINGTON, DC - The GW Women's Tennis team lost a heartbreaker to American, 4-3, on Saturday, February 22, at the Tennis Center at College Park. The loss drops the Colonials to 1-3, while American evened their record at 1-1.

GW failed to take the doubles point, but junior Nazli Gencsoy (Istanbul, Turkey/Lyree de Galatasaray) teamed with sophomore Sevla Gonca (Ankara, Turkey/Bilkent) to win their match, 8-1.

In singles play, senior Tracy Wei (Marietta, GA/Walton Comprehensive) gained her first singles victory of the dual match season, beating Sasha Zerkalova at the number one position, 6-4, 6-3. Gonca secured her second win of the day at number four singles by eeking out a tough match against Kristina Georgieva, 6-3, 4-6, (10-4). Freshman Estee Bartell (San Diego, CA/Torrey Pines) continued her fine play so far this season by beating Brandi Kligman, 6-1, 6-0, at number six.

The Colonials will look to even their record this weekend when they face Army on Friday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. and then Connecticut on Saturday, March 1 at 2:30 p.m. in West Point, NY.

1. Georgieva/Kollarova (AU) def. Wei/Fisher (GW) 8-2
2. Zerkalova/Mikhailova (AU) def. Bode/Bartell (GW) 8-5
3. Genscoy/Gonca (GWU) def. Kligman/Retlev (AU) 8-1

1. Tracy Wei (GW) def. Sasha Zerkalova (AU) 6-4,6-3
2. Katarina Kollarova (AU) def. Nazli Gencsoy (GW) 6-2,6-1
3. Olia Mikhailova (AU) def. Natasha Bode (GW) 7-5,1-6, (10-4)
4. Sevla Gonca (GW) def. Kristina Georgieva (AU) 6-3,4-6, (10-4)
5. Ashley Retlev (AU) def. Samantha Fisher (GW) 4-6, 7-6(6),(10-8)
6. Estee Bartell (GW) def. Brandi Kligman (AU) 6-1,6-0



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