GW Women's Tennis Splits Opening Action at Tiger Classic
Egger, Wei Go Undefeated on First Day of Tournament
Sep 6, 2013
TOWSON, Md. - The George Washington women's tennis team split action on the first day of the Tiger Classic on Friday afternoon at the Towson Center Tennis Courts.
The Colonials defeated the Tigers, 4-1, in their first match of the fall season before being edged by Delaware, 2-3, in the nightcap. Rookie Grace Egger and sophomore Stephanie Wei went undefeated on the afternoon as they each limited their opponents to six combined games through two matches.
GW opened the afternoon with a 4-1 win over host Towson. Senior Leah Pascarella earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Towson's Nani Lizana, and sophomore Lana Robins downed Lorena Ferrer, 6-3, 6-2. Wei defeated the Tigers' Nisha Shah, 6-3, 6-1, and Egger earned a 6-1, 4-1 decision over Ariel Burke in her collegiate debut. Burke was forced to retire the match against Egger in the second set.
The Colonials then fell to the Blue Hens, 2-3, in their second match of the afternoon. Egger defeated Delaware's Nataliya Naumova, 6-3, 6-1, and Wei earned a 6-1, 6-1 win over Abigail Martinez. Robins fell to Dorothy Safron, 3-6, 6-7 (4), and Pascarella was downed 3-6, 6-2 (3) by Carme Lai. The doubles team of Escobar and O'Conner fell to Olivia Heim and Kimberly Milla, 5-8.
The Colonials return to action at the Tiger Classic on Saturday with a 9 a.m. match against NCAA Division II opponent Indiana (Pa.), followed by a noon match versus Atlantic 10 newcomer George Mason.
George Washington 4, Towson 1
No. 1 - Leah Pascarella (GW) def. Nani Lizana (TU) - 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 - Lana Robins (GW) def. Lorena Ferrer (TU) - 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 - Stephanie Wei (GW) def. Nisha Shah (TU) - 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 - Grace Egger (GW) def. Ariel Burke (TU) - 6-1, 4-1 (retired)
No. 1 - Ayana Dow/Sophie Lesage (TU) def. Isabella Escobar/Brydie O'Connor (GW) - 8-5
Delaware 3, George Washington 2
No. 1 - Dorothy Safron (UD) def. Lana Robins (GW) - 6-3, 7-6 (4)
No. 2 - Carmen Lai (UD) def. Leah Pascarella (GW) - 6-3, 2-6 (3)
No. 3 - Grace Egger (GW) def. Nataliya Naumova (UD) - 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 - Stephanie Wei (GW) def. Abigail Martinez (UD) - 6-1, 6-1
No. 1 - Olivia Heim/Kimberly Milla (UD) def. Isabella Escobar/Brydie O'Connor (GW) - 8-5
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