Women's Tennis Claims Fifth at A-10 Championship with 4-1 Triumph Over Dayton
Swenson, Skavronskaia conclude tournament undefeated in singles play
April 24, 2005
COLLEGE PARK, MD - Led by freshman Kendall Swenson (Shaker Heights, OH), the fifth-seeded George Washington women's tennis team won its second straight match at the 2005 Atlantic 10 Women's Tennis Championship with a 4-1 victory over sixth-seeded Dayton on Sunday to claim fifth-place in the conference at The Tennis Center in College Park.
"Today was a great finish to the season," first-year GW head coach Dawn Buth said. "We started off tentative in the doubles, but pulled ourselves right back together in the singles to finish fifth in the A-10 Conference. We gained significant experience this past year and still have a lot of room to grow for next season."
Despite dropping the doubles point and trailing 1-0 heading into singles action, the Colonials received victories at the second through fifth positions to post a decisive 4-1 win over the Flyers. Swenson remained unbeaten in her first A-10 Championship with a 6-0, 6-3 win at third singles to lead GW, while junior Sandra Simunic (Westerville, OH), and freshmen Michelle Alexander (Charlotte, NC) and Tracy Stecko (Lake Forest, IL) each notched straight-set victories.
Alexander and Stecko each played a big role for the Colonials in their first conference championship as well with each collecting two singles victories, while senior Natasha Bode (Paradise Valley, AZ), and juniors Anastasia Skavronskaia (Maimi, FL) and Simunic each recorded a pair of wins over the three-day tournament as well. GW concludes the season with a 7-9 overall mark.#5 GW 4, #6 Dayton 1
1. Kirkland/McDowell def. SKAVRONSKAIA/SWENSON (GW) - 8-6
2. Detroy/Metzger def. ALEXANDER/WATKINS (GW) - 8-3
3. GONCA/STECKO (GW) vs. Mellion/Gray - 6-5 (DNF)
1. Anastasia Skavronskaia (GW) vs. Erin Kirkland - 6-4, 6-5 (DNF)
2. Sandra Simunic (GW) def. Courtney McDowell - 6-2, 6-4
3. Kendall Swenson (GW) def. Alyssa Detroy - 6-0, 6-3
4. Michelle Alexander (GW) def. Kate Mellion - 6-3, 6-3
5. Tracy Stecko (GW) def. Kara Metzger - 6-0, 6-0
6. Natasha Bode (GW) vs. Megan Gray - 6-2, 3-2 (DNF)
Women's Tennis Visits Liberty on Saturday
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis squad begins a stretch of four-consecutive road matches on Saturday at ITA Atlantic Region opponent Liberty.
Women's Tennis Defeats Saint Louis
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis squad defeated Atlantic 10 foe Saint Louis, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at the Southeast Tennis and Learning...
Women's Tennis Falls at Georgetown
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team fell at Georgetown on Friday, 4-2, at the Hoyas' Yates Field House.
Women's Tennis Set for Indoor Home Finale
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team will visit Georgetown on Friday before hosting Atlantic 10 foe Saint Louis at the Southeast Tennis and...
Women's Tennis' Bayraktaroglu Named Rookie of the Week
George Washington women's tennis' Melis Bayraktaroglu has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
Women's Tennis Completes Perfect Weekend
WILMINGTON, Del. - The George Washington women's tennis team took its third victory of the weekend at Delaware, 5-2, to close a set of three matches in three...
Women's Tennis Dominates Morgan State
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team decisively defeated Morgan State on Saturday afternoon at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center.
Women's Tennis Outlasts Towson
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team outlasted visiting Towson, 4-3, at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center on Friday afternoon.