GW Women's Tennis Edged by UMass, 4-2, at A-10 Championship
Colonials Wrap 2013 Season With 11-8 Overall Record
April 19, 2013
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The sixth-seeded George Washington women's tennis team fell to third-seeded Massachusetts, 4-2, in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Women's Tennis Championship on Friday afternoon at the Boar's Head Sports Club.
GW put up a furious comeback attempt after falling behind, 1-3, as junior Leah Pascarella and freshman Lana Robins forced extra sets at the Nos. 1 and 2 positions, respectively. The Minutewomen clinched the match at the No. 4 spot, however, to advance to the semifinals, and the Colonials closed the season with an overall record of 11-8.
Freshman Christina Carpenter earned the first point of the night for the Buff and Blue in the No. 6 match, defeating Chantal Swiszcz, 7-6, 6-2. After dropping her first set, 4-6, to the Minutewomen's Sonia Bokhari, Pascarella fought back for a 6-2, 6-4 victory in first-flight action.
Competing at No. 2 singles, Robins fell behind, 4-6, to Yuliana Motyl, but evened the score with a 6-2 win in the second set. Robins nearly secured the win as she led, 5-0, in the third set.
Massachusetts 4, George Washington 2
No. 1 - Leah Pascarella (GW) def. Sonia Bokhari (UM) - 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 - Lana Robins (GW) vs. Yuliana Motyl (UM) - 4-6, 6-2, 5-0 (DNF)
No. 3 - Arielle Griffin (UM) def. Stephanie Wei (GW) - 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 - Jessica Podlofsky (UM) def. Mimi Hamling (GW) - 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 - Chanel Glasper (UM) def. Egle Jakuciunaite (GW) - 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 - Christina Carpenter (GW) def. Chantal Swiszcz (UM) - 7-6, 6-2
No. 1 - Yuliana Motyl/Chantal Swiszcz (UM) vs. Leah Pascarella/Mimi Hamling (GW) - 7-5
No. 2 - Arielle Griffin/Jessica Podlofsky (UM) def. Dorota Lysienia/Lana Robins (GW) - 8-3
No. 3 - Sonia Bokhari/Chanel Glasper (UM) def. Egle Jakuciunaite/Stephanie Wei (GW) - 8-1
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