GW Women's Tennis Bows to Richmond in Quarterfinals of A-10 Championship

Seniors Jacqueline Corba and Meg Tyner earned a 9-7 decision over Richmond at No. 3 doubles.

April 20, 2012

Box Score

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The sixth-seeded George Washington women’s tennis team fell to third-seeded Richmond, 4-1, in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship on Friday afternoon at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.

The Colonials took a 1-0 lead after securing the doubles point, but the Spiders claimed victories at the Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5 singles spots to take the match. GW closes out the season with an overall record of 16-7 and a 3-3 mark in the A-10.

GW opened Friday’s match with wins at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles to jump out to an immediate 1-0 lead. The first-flight duo of junior Mimi Hamling and senior Zoe Krohn defeated Richmond’s Helen Cunningham and Alex Smyth, 9-7, while the No. 3 pair of seniors Jacqueline Corba and Meg Tyner earned an identical 9-7 decision over Nil Horoz and Joanna Matuszczyk.

In the No. 1 singles spot, Corba fell to Matuszczyk, 6-1, 6-3.  Sophomore Julia Blakeley dropped a 6-1, 6-2 match to Melissa Kandinata at the No. 2 spot.  Hamling was defeated by Elizabeth Sims, 6-4, 6-3 in the No. 4 match, and sophomore Isabella Escobar fell to Smyth, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5.

It marked the third consecutive year that GW advanced to the quarterfinals and the third straight year bowing out to Richmond at the A-10 Championship.  The Colonials fell to the Spiders in the 2010 title match and the 2011 quarters.

The Colonials will graduate three seniors this season - Corba, Tyner and Krohn - and are slated to return five members to their lineup in 2012-13.



4, George Washington 1
No. 1 – Joanna Matuszczyk (UR) def. Jacqueline Corba (GW) – 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 – Helen Cunningham (UR) vs. Leah Pascarella (GW) – 6-3, 2-6, 1-2 (unfinished)
No. 3 – Melissa Kandinata (UR) def. Julia Blakeley (GW) – 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 – Elizabeth Sims (UR) def. Mimi Hamling (GW) – 6-4, 6-3
No. 5 – Alexandra Smyth (UR) def. Isabella Escobar (GW) – 6-2, 6-0
No. 6 – Meg Tyner (GW) vs. Nil Horoz (UR) – 6-1, 5-7 (unfinished)

No. 1 – Hamling/Krohn (GW) def. Cunningham/Smyth (UR) – 9-7
No. 2 – Kandinata/Sims (UR) def. Escobar/Pascarella (GW) – 8-2
No. 3 – Corba/Tyner (GW) def. Horoz/Matuszczyk (UR) – 9-7

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