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
WHAT: 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship | Bracket | Championship Central
WHERE: Lindner Family Tennis Center - Mason, Ohio | Directions | Property Map
WHEN: Thursday, April 24 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
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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.
George Washington 4, Saint Joseph’s 0
No. 1 – Lana Robins (GW) vs. Aurora Davis (SJU) – 7-6 (3), 6-6 (DNF)
No. 2 – Leah Pascarella (GW) def. Kristina Eisenbrand (SJU) – 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 – Taylor Nederlander (GW) def. Devi Jadeja (SJU) – 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 – Egle Jakuciunaite (GW) vs. Kelly Mulquin (SJU) – 1-6, 4-5 (DNF)
No. 5 – Isabella Escobar (GW) def. Claire Minnoe (SJU) – 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 – Christina Carpenter (GW) vs. Arianne Polatnick (SJU) – 6-2, 3-6, 2-4 (DNF)
No. 1 – Isabella Escobar/Taylor Nederlander (GW) def. Aurora Davis/Alex Zachem (SJU) – 8-6
No. 2 – Allison Hansen/Lana Robins (GW) def. Kristina Eisenbrand/Lauren Roy (SJU) – 8-2
No. 3 – Christina Carpenter/Leah Pascarella (GW) vs. Devi Jadeja/Kelly Mulquin (SJU) – 7-7 (DNF)
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