Senior Mimi Hamling earned a singles and a doubles victory to help GW to wins over Howard and Saint Joseph's on Friday.
TOWSON, Md. – The George Washington women’s tennis team opened fall action at the Tiger Classic on Friday afternoon by defeating Howard and Saint Joseph’s, both by 3-2 marks at the Towson Center Tennis Courts.
The Tiger Classic does not follow standard dual-match scoring, as the teams competed in four singles matches and one doubles match for a total of five possible points.
The Colonials (2-0) opened the afternoon with a 3-2 win over crosstown foe Howard. Junior Leah Pascarella earned a 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (6) victory over the Bison’s Katelyn Stokes at the No. 1 singles spot, and due to a small Howard roster, GW won the No. 4 match by default. The duo of senior Mimi Hamling and freshman Lana Robins won the doubles match, 8-2, over the Bison’s Audria Bell and Gabrielle Moxey.
The Buff and Blue went on to take care of fellow Atlantic 10 member Saint Joseph’s, 3-2, later in the afternoon. Hamling earned a No. 2 singles victory over the Hawks’ Devi Jadeja by scores of 6-3, 6-2, and freshman Christina posted her first career singles victory at the No. 4 spot with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Nicole Esposito.
In doubles action, Pascarella and freshman Egle Jakuciunaite earned an 8-5 win over Saint Josephs’ Kristina Eisenbrand and Lauren Roy.
The Colonials return to action at the Tiger Classic on Saturday morning with matches against Delaware at 11:30 a.m., Mount St. Mary’s at 1:30 p.m., and host Towson at 5 p.m.
George Washington 3, Howard 2
No. 1 – Leah Pascarella (GW) def. Katelyn Stokes (HU) – 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (6)
No. 2 – Talia Johnson (HU) def. Egle Jakuciunaite (GW) – 7-5, 6-0
No. 3 – Umarah Mughee (HU) def. Stephanie Wei (GW) – 7-5, 6-2
No. 4 – GW wins by default
No. 1 – Lana Robins/Mimi Hamling (GW) def. Audria Bell/Gabrielle Moxey (HU) – 8-2
George Washington 3, Saint Joseph’s 2
No. 1 – Casey Robinson (SJU) def. Lana Robins (GW) – 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 – Mimi Hamling (GW) def. Devi Jadeja (SJU) – 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 – Aurora Davis (SJU) def. Stephanie Wei (GW) – 6-2, 6-3
No. 4 – Christina Carpenter (GW) def. Nicole Esposito (SJU) – 6-0, 6-2
No. 1 – Leah Pascarella/Egle Jakuciunaite (GW) def. Kristina Eisenbrand/Lauren Roy (SJU) – 8-5