Michelle Alexander Leads Women's Tennis at Maryland Invitational
Alexander finishes on top in consolation final in Flight B singles
Sept. 27, 2004
COLLEGE PARK, MD - Freshman Michelle Alexander (Charlotte, NC) was victorious in the consolation finals in Flight B singles and teamed with senior Natasha Bode (Paradise Valley, AZ) to win two of three matches in Flight A doubles to highlight action for the GW women's tennis team at the Maryland Invitational, Sept. 24-26.
Alexander advanced to the quarters in the Flight B singles bracket after American's Malvina De La Canal withdrew. She defeated Catherine Zawadzki of Syracuse, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, to make it the semifinals, before falling to second-seeded Masha Senic of Maryland. Alexander claimed the consolation final after Katie Bramante of Syracuse withdrew.
Sophomore Anne Watkins (Naples, FL) recorded the lone win for the Colonials in Flight C singles, defeating Adriann Gin of Georgetown, 6-3, 6-4, in consolation play.
In doubles play, Alexander and Bode fell to Akane Kokubo and Mollie Edinson of Cornell, 8-2, after a first round bye. The duo then notched two straight victories out of the losers bracket to close play, defeating Ming Leong and Bramante of Syracuse, and Kelly Walsh and Natalie Prinz of West Virginia, 8-6.
Maryland Invitational Results Flight A Singles Beatrice Grasu (Richmond) def. Sevla Gonca (GW) - 6-0, 6-1 Julia Colarusso (American) def. Gonca (GW) - 6-3, 6-3 Kasia Preneta (Cornell) def. Natasha Bode (GW) - No Score Lindsay Cox (Richmond) def. Bode (GW) - 6-1, 6-2
Flight B Singles Michelle Alexander (GW) def. Malvina De La Canal (American) - W/D Alexander (GW) def. Catherine Zawadzki (Syracuse) - 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 Masha Senic (Maryland) def. Alexander (GW) - No Score Alexander (GW) def. Katie Bramnate (Syracuse) - W/D
Flight C Singles Catherine Koontz def. Anne Watkins (GW) - No Score Liying Wang (Cornell) def. Watkins (GW) - 6-2, 6-1 Watkins (GW) def. Adriann Gin (Georgetown) - 6-3, 6-4 Jelena Zivanovic (Richmond) def. Watkins (GW) - 6-2, 6-0
Flight A Doubles Kokubo/Edinson (Cornell) def. Alexander/Bode (GW) - 8-2 Alexander/Bode def. Leong/Bramante (Syracuse) - No Score Alexander/Bode (GW) def. Walsh/Prinz (WVU) - 8-6
Flight B Doubles Wang/TU (Cornell) def. Gonca/Watkins (GW) - 8-1 Gonca/Watkins (GW) def. Gin/Bartell (Georgetown) - 8-6 Gonca/Watkins (GW) vs. Huignard/Leung (Syracuse) - No Score Reported
@GWWomensTennis Wraps Day 1 of Blue & Gold Invite
Kogan Notches Singles and Doubles Wins on Friday
@GWWomensTennis Set for Blue & Gold Invite
Four Colonials to Compete at Weekend Tournament
@GWWomensTennis Claims Pair of Flight Titles
Decamps, Beisenova Win Singles Crowns on Sunday
GW Women's Tennis Begins Singles Play on Saturday
The George Washington women’s tennis team had an impressive showing on Saturday in the start of singles play of the Saint Joseph’s Invitational
@GWWomensTennis Wraps Day 1 of SJU Invite
Colonials' Duo Reaches Doubles Final
@GWWomensTennis Wraps Bedford Cup
Siopacha Completes Successful First Tournament as a Colonial
Siopacha Advances for @GWWomensTennis
Sophomore Moves on to Singles Semifinal
@GWWomensTennis Completes Day 1 of Bedford Cup
Siopacha Advances to Singles Quarterfinals