GW Women's Tennis Wraps Day 1 of Georgetown Classic
Colonials Advance in Singles and Doubles at Annual Tournament
Sept. 21, 2013
WASHINGTON – The George Washington women’s tennis team completed Day 1 of the three-part Georgetown Classic on Friday, held at the Hoyas’ McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex as well as the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus.
Several Colonials player advanced through singles and doubles play following Friday’s competition, including freshman Taylor Nederlander who won consecutive matches after not receiving a first-round bye.
Senior Leah Pascarella held Ana Jovanovic of Norfolk State scoreless in a 6-0, 6-0 win and sophomore Christina Carpenter earned a 6-2, 6-0 decision over Arina Alileuva of Morgan State. Sophomore Lana Robins downed Norfolk State’s Yvonne Kamegne, 6-0, 6-1, and classmate Egle Jakuciunaite defeated Andrea Macchiavello of Norfolk State, 7-6 (3), 6-0.
Rookie Grace Egger won in straight sets over Shannon Cleary of UMBC, 6-2, 6-1, and advanced to the next round with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Mimi Lynham of Georgetown. Nederlander won back-to-back matches, earning a 6-3, 6-1 win against Georgetown’s Maddie Foley, followed by a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Norfolk State’s Krystal Scott, 6-4, 6-1.
In her collegiate debut, rookie Brydie O’Connor rolled to a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Norfolk State’s Ana Popovic, but eventually fell to Sophie Panarese of Georgetown, 2-6, 4-6. Classmate Allison Hansen won a three-set match over Morgan State’s Cierra Plummer by scores of 6-2, 5-7, 10-4, then fell to Liza Gordeeva of Norfolk State, 2-6, 3-6.
Senior Isabelle Escobar was edged by UMBC’s Isabel Aldunate by scores of 6-7, 5-7, and sophomore Stephanie Wei fell to Sophia Barnard of Georgetown, 4-6, 2-6.
In doubles action, Escobar and Nederlander teamed up to defeat Lisa Gordeeva and Andrea Macchiavello of Norfolk State, 8-2, then advanced to the semifinals with an 8-6 victory over teammates Pascarella and Wei, who earned an 8-5 win over the Spartans’ Yvonne Kamegne and Mafalda Lhorca. Egger and Robins also moved on to the semis after blanking UMBC’s Adriana Aldunate and Julia Sauer, 8-0, and defeating Georgetown’s Kelly Comolli and Madeline Jaeger, 8-7 (7-2).
The tandem of Carpenter and Hansen earned an 8-1 decision over Norfolk State’s Ana Javanovic and Georgetown’s Mimi Lynham, but was edged by Alileuva and Plummer of Morgan State, 8-7 (7-5).
Action at the Georgetown Classic resumes on Saturday.