GW Women's Tennis Battles to Top Xavier, 4-3
Colonials Come Back to Claim Four Singles Matches Over Musketeers
April 4, 2014
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team defeated Xavier, 4-3, in a near four-hour match on Friday afternoon at the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus.
The Musketeers (13-5) took a 1-0 lead after claiming the doubles point, but the Colonials (6-5) powered back with singles victories from sophomore Lana Robins, senior Leah Pascarella, freshman Grace Egger and sophomore Christina Carpenter to defeat their non-conference foes.
Xavier won the doubles point at Nos. 2 and 3 when the duo of Egger and Robins fell to Cristina Di Lorenzo and Daniella Patton, 2-8, and Pascarella and Stephanie Wei were edged, 6-8, by Allyson Westling and Andrea Wolf. Freshman Taylor Nederlander and senior Isabella Escobar were knotted, 5-5, with XU's Alex Brinker and Sydney Liggins at the No. 1 spot but the match went unfinished.
Pascarella then earned a 6-2, 7-5 decision over Brinker at the No. 2 singles spot and Egger fought to defeat Wolf in the fifth flight, 7-5, 6-4. Robins battled for a 7-5, 7-6 (1) win at No. 1 over Liggins and Carpenter clinched the match at the No. 6 spot with a three-set win over Lizzie Oosterbaan by scores of 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.
GW is back in action at the GW Tennis Center on Sunday when it welcomes Atlantic 10 opponent Richmond for a 1 p.m. match.
George Washington 4, Xavier 3
No. 1 - Lana Robins (GW) def. Sydney Liggins (XU) - 7-5, 7-6 (1)
No. 2 - Leah Pascarella (GW) def. Alex Brinker (XU) - 6-2, 7-5
No. 3 - Christina De Lorenzo (XU) def. Taylor Nederlander (GW) - 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
No. 4 - Daniella Patton (XU) def. Isabella Escobar (GW) - 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 - Grace Egger (GW) def. Andrea Wolf (XU) - 7-5, 6-4
No. 6 - Christina Carpenter (GW) def. Lizzie Oosterbaan (XU) - 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
No. 1 - Isabella Escobar/Taylor Nederlander (GW) vs. Alex Brinker/Sydney Liggins (XU) - 5-5 (DNF)
No. 2 - Cristina DiLorenzo/Daniella Patton (XU) def. Grace Egger/Lana Robins (GW) - 8-2
No. 3 - Allyson Westling/Andrea Wolf (XU) def. Leah Pascarella/Stephanie Wei (GW) - 8-6
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