GW Women's Tennis Defeats Duquesne, 5-2
Colonials Improve to 3-2 in A-10 Play With Win Over Dukes
March 31, 2014
PITTSBURGH - The George Washington women's tennis team defeated Atlantic 10 foe Duquesne, 5-2, in a four-hour road battle on Sunday afternoon at the Dukes' Alpha Tennis and Fitness Center.
GW opened the match with the doubles point and picked up singles victories from senior Leah Pascarella, freshman Taylor Nederlander, classmate Grace Egger and sophomore Christina Carpenter. With the win the Colonials evened their record at 5-5 on the year and improved to 3-2 in A-10 action while Duquesne fell to 6-9 and 3-2 in conference play.
Lifting GW to a 1-0 lead, the No. 1 doubles duo of senior Isabella Escobar and Nederlander defeated Judy Li and Alexa Miller, 8-6, and the No. 3 team of Pascarella and sophomore Stephanie Wei topped Chandler Consonery and Megan Wasson also by an 8-6 score.
Pascarella then won a three-set match over Miller in No. 2 singles as she rolled to a 6-1 win in the first set, was edged in the second in a 6-7 (2) tiebreaker, then claimed the third set, 6-4. Nederlander earned a 7-6 (1), 6-1 decision over Zuzanna Stelmaszak in the No. 3 match, and Egger defeated Alrissa Tobe in the fifth flight in a three-set comeback by scores of 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Carpenter claimed a straight-set victory at the No. 6 spot, 6-4, 6-3, over Sarah Shashura.
Sophomore Lana Robins was edged by Li in the No. 1 match, 7-6 (4), 6-4, and Wei dropped a tough three-set bout to Consonery, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.
GW returns home next weekend to host Xavier on Friday, April 4 at 12 p.m., and Richmond on Sunday, April 6 at 1 p.m.
George Washington 5, Duquesne 2
No. 1 - Judy Li (DUQ) def. Lana Robins (GW) - 7-6 (4), 6-4
No. 2 - Leah Pascarella (GW) def. Alexa Miller (DUQ - 6-1, 6-7 (2), 6-4
No. 3 - Taylor Nederlander (GW) def. Zuzanna Stelmaszak (DUQ) - 7-6 (1), 6-1
No. 4 - Chandler Consonery (DUQ) def. Stephanie Wei (GW) - 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
No. 5 - Grace Egger (GW) def. Alrissa Tobe (DUQ) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 - Christina Carpenter (GW) def. Sarah Shashura (DUQ) - 6-4, 6-3
No. 1 - Isabella Escobar/Taylor Nederlander (GW) def. Judy Li/Alexa Miller (DUQ) - 8-6
No. 2 - Spencer Caravaggio/Sarah Shashura (DUQ) def. Grace Egger/Lana Robins (GW) - 8-4
No. 3 - Leah Pascarella/Stephanie Wei (GW) def. Chandler Consonery/Megan Wasson (DUQ) - 8-6
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