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.