Women's Tennis Falls to Temple, 4-3

April 16, 2004

WASHINGTON, DC - The fifth-seeded George Washington women's tennis team came up just short versus fourth-seeded Temple on Friday, April 16, dropping their quarterfinal match, 4-3. The Colonials will now face Dayton in their quest to secure fifth place in the tournament.

GW started by taking the doubles point after winning two of the three doubles matches. But, the Colonials could only manage two singles victories , one by sophomore Anastasia Skavronskaia (Miami, FL/Ransom Everglads) at number five and the other by junior Sevla Gonca (Ankara, Turkey/Bilkent) at number six.

Temple advanced and will play Richmond in the semifinals on Saturday, April 17.

1. Penic/Maslesa (TU) def. First/Bode (GW) - 8-4
2. Skavronskaia/Simunic (GW) def. Verrall/Goeta (TU) - 8-4
3. Gencsoy/Gonca (GW) def. Ercegovic/Seiverling (TU) - 8-1

1. Danira Penic (TU) def. Lindy First (GW) - 6-3, 6-1
2. Ana Maslesa (TU) def. Nazli Gencsoy (GW) - 6-1, 6-4
3. Lauren Ercegovic (TU) def. Sandra Simunic (GW) - 6-3, 6-2
4. Lauren Verrall (TU) def. Natasha Bode (GW) - 6-3, 6-3
5. Anastasia Skavronskaia (GW) def. Laura Seiverling (TU) - 6-0, 6-2
6. Sevla Gonca (GW) def. Jennifer Goeta (TU) - 6-1, 6-1



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