No. 39 William & Mary Edges Women's Tennis, 4-3
Siopacha, Herlogsson and Kussainova win singles matches
WASHINGTON --Facing their first nationally-ranked opponent of the season, the George Washington women's tennis team dropped a hard-fought 4-3 decision at No. 39 William & Mary on Saturday morning.
1. Ekaterina Stepanova/Clara Tanielian (W&M) def. Maria Siopacha/Melis Bayraktaroglu (GW), 6-4
2. Lauren Goodman/Natalia Perry (W&M) def. Julia Herlogsson/Sara Grubac (GW), 6-0
3. Charlotte Madson/Olivia Thaler (W&M) def. Marie-Louise Decamps/Diana Kussainova (GW), 7-5
1. Maria Siopacha (GW) def. Rosie Cheng (W&M) 6-4, 6-3
2. Natalia Perry (W&M) def. Melis Bayraktaroglu (GW) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
3. Clara Tanielian (W&M) def. Marie-Louise Decamps (GW) 6-1, 6-0
4. Julia Herlogsson (GW) def. Ekaterina Stepanova (W&M) 6-2, 6-4
5. Diana Kussainova (GW) def. Lauren Goodman (W&M) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
6. Olivia Thaler (W&M) def. Sara Grubac (GW) 6-4, 6-4
BROWNINGS' BULLETS: "Today was a huge step for our program. We just took the #39 team in the country to 4-3. Even though we lost, we competed so well on every court. We were so close today to a win and even though it's a tough loss, this match just proves that we have come so far as a program.
Maria had a big win at the #1 spot over the #86 ranked player in the country.
Julia has improved to 9-1 in singles and has just been rock solid. She had another great win today.
Melis and Diana continue to get better with every match. Melis just came up short in 3 sets and Diana pulled it out in 3 sets.
Marie has been solid all season as well and just played a very tough opponent today.
Sara continues to improve each match and came up just short.
Overall, today was a good day for the program and we just keep getting better. We'll learn from this and keep improving."
LOOK AHEAD: The Colonials will look to bounce back next Sunday when they take on Morgan State at the GW Tennis Center in a 10 a.m. match.
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