GW Women's Tennis Tops Towson, 4-3, in Outdoor Home Opener
Pascarella, Robins Go Undefeated to Help Colonials to Win Over Tigers
March 11, 2014
WASHINGTON - George Washington women's tennis opened outdoor play at the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus on Tuesday afternoon with a 4-3 victory over Atlantic Region foe Towson.
The Colonials (4-4) earned the doubles point and picked up singles wins at Nos. 1, 2 and 6 to defeat the Tigers (5-4). Senior Leah Pascarella and sophomore Lana Robins paced GW as they both we undefeated on the afternoon.
GW took a 1-0 lead to open the match as the No. 2 duo of freshman Grace Egger and Robins extended its win streak to six matches with an 8-4 win over Sophie Lesage and Nisha Shah. Pascarella and sophomore Stephanie Wei picked up their third straight No. 3 doubles victory as they rolled to an 8-1 decision over Ayana Dow and Cailey Easdale.
In singles action, Pascarella improved to five straight match victories as she downed Nani Lizana, 6-1, 6-1, at the No. 1 spot. Robins defeated Dow, 6-4, 6-3, in the second flight and sophomore Christina Carpenter earned a convincing No. 6 win over Ariel Burke, 6-1, 6-1.
Wei was edged in three sets by Lorena Ferrer at the No. 3 spot by scores of 6-3, 1-6, 5-7, freshman Taylor Nederlander fell to Lesage, 2-6, 3-6, at No. 4 and Egger was defeated by Shah at No. 5, 2-6, 4-6.
GW returns to action on Saturday, March 22 at Atlantic 10 rival VCU. Action in Richmond, Va., is slated for 11 a.m.
No. 1 - Leah Pascarella (GW) def. Nani Lizana (TOW) - 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 - Lana Robins (GW) def. Ayana Down (TOW) - 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 - Lorena Ferrer (TOW) def. Stephanie Wei (GW) - 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
No. 4 - Sophie Lesage (TOW) def. Taylor Nederlander (GW) - 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 - Nisha Shah (TOW) def. Grace Egger (GW) - 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 - Christina Carpenter (GW) def. Ariel Burke (TOW) - 6-1, 6-1
No. 1 - Ariel Burke/Belen Lizana (TOW) def. Isabella Escobar/Taylor Nederlander (GW) - 8-3
No. 2 - Grace Egger/Lana Robins (GW) def. Sophie Lesage/Nisha Shah (TOW) - 8-4
No. 3 - Leah Pascarella/Stephanie Wei (GW) def. Ayana Dow/Cailey Easdale (TOW) - 8-1
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