Women's Tennis Topples American, 7-0
Colonials record second straight win
April 7, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - Led by a sweep of the doubles point and six straight wins in singles play, the George Washington women's tennis team blanked American, 7-0, in non-conference action Thursday afternoon at the GW-Mount Vernon Tennis Facility. The win is the Colonials' second straight as they improve to 4-7 overall on the season.
"We did an excellent job of handling difficult external circumstances today," GW head coach Dawn Buth said. "The wind, an early start time, and a change in the order of singles and doubles were all factors that we could have let affect us in a negative way this afternoon, but we maintained a strong intensity for the duration of the match."
The Colonials gained a 1-0 advantage after winning all three doubles matches.
In singles play, freshman Kendall Swenson (Shaker Heights, OH) led the way with a straight-set 6-4, 6-3 win over Julia Colarusso at the top spot, while classmate Michelle Alexander (Charlotte, NC) topped Tessa Hollyn Taub, 6-1, 7-5 at the No. 2 position. Tracy Stecko (Lake Forest, IL), the Colonials' third freshman among the top three, needed three sets to trump Rachael Honig, 7-6, 4-6, 1-0(6).
At fourth, fifth and sixth singles, respectively, seniors Sevla Gonca (Ankara, Turkey) and Natasha Bode (Paradise Valley, AZ), and sophomore Anne Watkins (Naples, FL) each registered straight-set victories.
GW (4-7) returns to action when it travels to James Madison on Sunday, April 10, to take on the Dukes at 1 p.m.
GW 7, American 0
1. SKAVRONSKAIA/SWENSON (GW) def. Colarusso/Hollyn Taub, 8-4
2. GONCA/STECKO (GW) win 8-0
3. FRISCH/WOODARD (GW) win 8-1
1. Kendall Swenson (GW) def. Julia Colarusso, 6-4, 6-3
2. Michelle Alexander (GW) def. Tessa Hollyn Taub, 6-1, 7-5
3. Tracy Stecko (GW) def. Rachael Honig, 7-6(0), 4-6, 1-0(6)
4. Sevla Gonca (GW) def. Brandi Kligman, 6-4, 6-2
5. Natasha Bode (GW) def. Merissa Hollinger, 6-2, 6-1
6. Anne Watkins (GW) def. Bryne Ward, 6-0, 6-1
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