Pascarella of GW Women's Tennis Reclaims Georgetown Classic Singles Title
Senior Defeats Sophomore Lana Robins in Sunday's Title Match
Sept. 23, 2013
WASHINGTON - Senior Leah Pascarella won the Georgetown Classic singles title for the second straight year on Sunday afternoon at the Hoyas' McDonough Tennis Complex.
The Frankfort, Ill., native earned a three-set tiebreaker victory over teammate sophomore Lana Robins, 6-3, 4-6, 10-5 to reclaim championship. Pascarella and Robins earned their ways to through the draw with four singles victories over the weekend.
"The competition at the Georgetown Classic was definitely raised with the entry of NJCAA member ASA College and Leah was tested in the semis with a strong ranked opponent from that team," Interim Head Coach Greg Munoz said. "Lana played tremendous tennis defeating three very tough Georgetown players. I am very proud of how this program competed this weekend."
Pascarella first defeated teammate sophomore Christina Carpenter on Saturday, earning a 6-1, 6-1 win followed by a three-set victory over Georgetown's Madeline Jaeger, 6-2, 6-3. She then earned a 6-4, 6-1 decision over ASA's Dayana Agasieva, the No. 15 NJCAA player in the nation en route to the title match.
Robins downed three consecutive Hoyas opponents between Saturday and Sunday, defeating Taylor Perz, 7-6 (4), 6-2, followed by Kelly Comolli, 6-4, 6-3. Robins then earned a 6-0, 6-4 win over Sophia Barnard in the semifinals.
Freshman Taylor Nederlander, the lone freshman to reach the quarterfinals of the draw, nearly held Olga Baikulova of UMBC scoreless with a 6-1, 6-0 win before she fell to Georgetown's Sophia Barnard, 6-4, 6-4.
GW returns to action on Friday, Oct. 11 at the three-day Navy Blue & Gold Invitational in Annapolis, Md.