Women's Tennis Blanks La Salle, 5-0, Before Falling to Temple, 4-2, at the A-10 Championship
Skavronskaia, Swenson lead Colonials by finishing undefeated in singles play and at first doubles
April 22, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, MD - Despite knocking off 12th-seeded La Salle, 5-0, in the first round, the George Washington women's tennis team failed to advance past fourth-seeded Temple in the quarterfinals of the 2005 Atlantic 10 Women's Tennis Championship on Friday, April 22, at The Tennis Center in College Park.
After blanking the Explorers in the second match of the tournament led by a sweep of the doubles point and straight-set wins at first through third singles, the Colonials were unable to overtake the Owls in the quarters as Temple prevailed, 4-2.
In a hard-fought match that lasted nearly four hours, Temple had to rally in singles play and won 4-of-6 matches to do so to take out the Colonials and advance to Saturday's semifinals. GW grabbed the early lead in the match by winning the doubles point, which was clinched by a thrilling tiebreaker, 9-8 (6), from the team of freshman Tracy Stecko (Lake Forest, IL) and senior Sevla Gonca (Ankara, Turkey) at the third spot.
GW returns to action on Saturday, April 22, when it faces seventh-seeded Fordham in the consolation bracket at 1 p.m. at The Tennis Center.#5 GW 5, #12 La Salle 0
1. SKAVRONSKAIA/SWENSON def. Koch/Tereszcuk, 6-2 (Did Not Finish)
2. ALEXANDER/ WATKINS def. DeAngelo/Chambers, 8-1
3. STECKO/GONCA win by default
1. Anastasia Skavronskaia (GW) def. Koch, 6-0,6-0
2. Sandra Simunic (GW) def. Tereszcuk, 6-1,6-0
3. Kendall Swenson (GW) def. DeAngelo, 6-0,6-0
4. Michelle Alexander (GW) vs Chambers, 6-2,2-0 (DNF)
5. Tracy Stecko (GW) vs. Zuvertnik, DNF
6. Natasha Bode (GW) wins by default
#4 Temple 4, #5 GW 2
1. SKAVRONSKAIA/SWENSON (GW) def. Maslesa/Kurashima, 8-4
2. Pattabi/ Seiverling def. WATKINS/ALEXANDER (GW), 8-4
3. STECKO/GONCA (GW) def. Goeta/Verrall, 9-8(6)
1. Anastasia Skavronskaia (GW) vs. Ana Maslesa, 6-4,6-7(4),0-1 (DNF)
2. Yuri Kurashima def. Sandra Simunic (GW), 6-1,6-2
3. Kendall Swenson (GW) def. Lauren Verrall, 6-3,6-1
4. Jennifer Goeta def. Michelle Alexander (GW), 6-3,6-2
5. Laura Seiverling def. Tracy Stecko (GW), 6-4,2-6,6-2
6. Sharanya Pattabi def. Natasha Bode (GW), 7-5,6-2
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