GW Women's Tennis Rolls SJU to Advance at A-10 Championship
Colonials Earn 4-0 Win Over Hawks to Reach Conference Semifinals
April 25, 2014
WHO: GW Women's Tennis | No. 3 Seed
MASON, Ohio – The third-seeded George Washington women’s tennis team blanked sixth-seeded Saint Joseph’s, 4-0, on Friday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship at the Lindner Family Tennis Center.
The Colonials (9-5), who bounced the Hawks from the A-10 Championship for the third straight year, won the doubles point and picked up singles wins at Nos. 2, 3 and 5 to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2011. GW will face second-seeded Saint Louis on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Following a three-hour rain delay, GW got things going with a 1-0 lead over SJU with the doubles point. The No. 2 duo of freshman Allison Hansen and sophomore Lana Robins routed Kristina Eisenbrand and Lauren Roy, 8-2, then the No. 1 tandem of senior Isabella Escobar and Taylor Nederlander fought back for an 8-6 win over Aurora Davis and Alex Zachem to secure the point.
Senior Leah Pascarella pushed GW’s lead to 2-0 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Eisenbrand at the No. 2 singles spot, and Nederlander extended the advantage to 3-0 as she downed Devi Jadeja, 6-3, 6-2. Escobar clinched the match for the Buff and Blue in the fifth slot with a come-from-behind three-set victory. She dropped the first set to Claire Minnoe, 3-6, but battled back to claim 6-1, 6-1 decisions in the second and third sets and lock in the win.
GW returns to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. when it looks to reach the A-10 title match for the first time since 2010.