Women's Tennis Downs West Virginia, 5-1
March 3, 2002
PITTSBURGH, PA - The George Washington women's tennis team defeated West Virginia University, 5-1, Saturday at the Oxford Tennis Facility in Pittsburgh. The win improved GW's record to 4-4 in the spring.
After the teams split the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles matches, West Virginia's No. 3 team of Unger/Agustsson took a 5-0 lead before the Colonials Samantha Fisher (Greenwich, CT/Benjamin School) and Natasha Bode (Paradise Valley, AZ/Xavier Prep) rallied to win, 8-6.
"The No. 3 doubles match was pivotal," GW coach Helen Andrews said. "They [Fisher and Bode] were the last ones on the court and because of them, we went into the singles matches up a point. The momentum from that comeback translated into our singles matches."
Both sophomores Lindy First (San Diego, CA/La Jolla) and Tracy Wei (Marietta, GA/Walton) won at Nos. 2 and 3 singles as did Katarina Stastny (St. Louis, MO/St. Joseph's Academy) at No. 4 and Bode at No. 5. Colonials sophomore Nazli Genscoy (Istanbul, Turkey/Lyree de Galatasaray), playing at No. 1, was defeated by the Mountaineers' Anna Marie Underwood, 6-1, 6-3.
Next up for the Colonials is a match against Fordham on Saturday, March 9, beginning at noon at the GW-Mount Vernon Tennis Facility.
GW 5, WVU 2