GW Women's Tennis Drops 5-2 Decision at James Madison
Seniors Mimi Hamling and Dorota Lysienia Post Singles Wins for Colonials
April 6, 2013
HARRISONBURG, Va. – The George Washington women’s tennis team fell to James Madison, 5-2, on the road on Saturday afternoon at the Dukes’ Hillside Courts.
GW seniors Mimi Hamling and Dorota Lysienia each earned singles victories at the Nos. 3 and 4 spots, respectively, but it was not enough to lift the Colonials (9-7) as they dropped their second straight match.
In No. 3 singles action, Hamling defeated JMU’s Ruxandra Andriescu, 6-2, 6-7 (3), 3-1. Each player had claimed a set and Hamling was up two games in the third when Andriescu was forced to retire, and Hamling claimed her fourth straight victory. Lysienia downed the Dukes’ Katherine Bulling, 7-6 (2), 6-4, in the No. 4 match.
James Madison (8-5) took a 1-0 lead with a sweep of the doubles matches and GW could not recover from the deficit. The Colonials’ No. 1 pair of Hamling and junior Leah Pascarella was edged by Michelle Nguyen and Taylor Pinchoff, 7-8 (5), and Lysienia and No. 2 doubles partner freshman Lana Robins fell to Bulling and Cara Wirth, 3-8. In the No. 3 match, freshmen Egle Jakuciunaite and Stephanie Wei were defeated by Andriescu and Jacqueline Palmucci, 3-8.
Pascarella dropped a tough three-set match to Pinchoff at the No. 1 slot, 7-5, 6-7, 4-6, and Wei fell to Palmucci, 2-6, 0-6, in second-flight play. In the No. 5 match, freshman Christina Carpenter fell to Wirth, 4-6, 1-6, and junior Isabella Escobar dropped a three-set decision to Megan Douglass by scores of, 6-7 (8), 7-5, 3-6.
GW hosts Atlantic 10 foe Fordham on Saturday, April 13 at the GW Tennis Center for its Senior Day match and regular season finale. First serve is scheduled for 12 p.m.
James Madison 5, George Washington 2
No. 1 – Taylor Pinchoff (JMU) def. Leah Pascarella (GW) – 5-7, 7-6, 6-4
No. 2 – Jacqueline Palmucci (JMU) def. Stephanie Wei (GW) – 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 – Mimi Hamling (GW) def. Ruxandra Andriescu (JMU) – 6-2, 6-7 (3), 3-1 (Default)
No. 4 – Dorota Lysienia (GW) def. Katherine Bulling (JMU) – 7-6 (2), 6-4
No. 5 – Cara Wirth (JMU) def. Christina Carpenter (GW) – 6-4, 6-1
No. 6 – Megan Douglass (JMU) def. Isabella Escobar (GW) – 7-6 (8), 5-7, 6-3
No. 1 – Michelle Nguyen/Taylor Pinchoff (JMU) def. Mimi Hamling/Leah Pascarella (GW) – 8-7 (5)
No. 2 – Katherine Bulling/Cara Wirth (JMU) def. Dorota Lysienia/Lana Robins (GW) – 8-3
No. 3 – Ruxandra Andriescu/Jacqueline Palmucci (JMU) def. Egle Jakuciunaite/Stephanie Wei (GW) – 8-3
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