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
Bayraktaroglu Named A-10 Rookie of the Week
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington women's tennis' Melis Bayraktaroglu has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week in the league's final weekly awards...
Women's Tennis Set for A-10 Championship
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team is set to compete at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship as the No. 9 seed from April 26-30 at the USTA ...
Women's Tennis Defeats George Mason on Saturday
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team took a Revolutionary Rivalry victory over George Mason on Saturday afternoon on Senior Day at the...
Women's Tennis to Honor Seniors on Saturday
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team closes the regular season on Saturday with a Senior Day match against Revolutionary Rival George Mason...
Seven Student-Athletes Recognized by University for Academic Excellence
At a recent Academic Honors Dinner hosted by the university in the student center, seven GW student-athletes were celebrated for having a grade point average...
Women's Tennis' Siopacha Named A-10 Player of the Week
George Washington women's tennis sophomore Maria Siopacha has been named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
Women's Tennis Dominates Saint Joseph's
PHILADELPHIA - The George Washington women's tennis team completed a perfect weekend of play with a 6-1 defeat of Atlantic 10 foe Saint Joseph's on the road ...
Women's Tennis Outlasts Temple
PHILADELPHIA - The George Washington women's tennis team edged Temple on the road, 4-3, on Saturday afternoon at the TU Tennis Courts.