Women's Tennis Impressive at Georgetown Invitational

Oct. 4, 2004

WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington University junior Anastasia Skavronskaia (Miami, FL) finished runner-up in Flight A singles action, while sophomore Leah Woodard (Wellesley, MA) finished first in Flight C singles to lead an impressive charge by the Colonials women's tennis team on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2-3, at the Georgetown Invitational.

In Flight A, Skavronskaia opened with an 8-2 victory over Ale Pedergnana of UMBC, before defeating Liddy Bartell of Georgetown, 8-2, in the quarterfinals. Skavronskaia topped freshman teammate Tracy Stecko (Lake Forest, IL), 8-0, on Sunday in the semifinals, but fell to Georgetown's Liora Gelblum, 8-5, in the finals.

Woodard, meanwhile, topped Michelle DiCocco of Georgetown, 8-5, in the semis, and cruised past Catharine Phillips of JMU in the finals, 8-3. Sophomores Anne Watkins (Naples, FL) and Mara Frisch (Tucson, AZ) each advanced to the semifinals in Flight B, but were unable to make it to the finals. Watkins fell to Georgetown's Adriann Gin, 8-5, while Mary Napier of JMU bested Frisch, 8-2, in semifinal action.

In doubles play, Woodard and Skavronskaia advanced to the finals in the top draw, but were edged by Julia Colarusso and Rachael Honig of American, 9-8. Watkins and freshman Michelle Alexander (Charlotte, NC) teamed together in Flight B, but were denied the title, 8-6, by JMU's Mary Napier and Kristin Nordstrom.

The GW women's tennis team is back in action when they travel to Norfolk, VA, for the ODU Invitational, Oct. 15-17.

Georgetown Invitational Results
Saturday, October 2
A Flight Singles - 1st Round
Liora Gelblum (Georgetown) def. Kendall Swenson (GW), 8-6
Michelle Alexander (GW) def. Kristen Veith (JMU), 8-2
Tracy Stecko (GW) def. Rachel Honig (American), 8-1
Anastasia Skavronskaia (GW) def. Ale Pedergnana (UMBC), 8-2

A Flight Singles - Quarterfinals Michelle Alexander (GW) def. Stephanie Cohen (Georgetown), 8-5 Tracy Stecko (GW) def. Liz Winokur (Georgetown), 9-7 Anastasia Skavronskaia (GW) def. Liddy Bartell (Georgetown), 8-2

B Flight Singles - 1st Round Anne Watkins (GW) def. Sana Malouf (Georgetown), 8-6 Mara Frisch (GW) def. Kristin Dew (Georgetown), 8-4 Sevla Gonca (GW) def. Maddie Long (Georgetown), 9-8(4)

B Flight - Quarterfinals Anne Watkins (GW) def. Ashley Reyher (JMU), 8-5 Mara Frisch (GW) def. Lauren Graham (JMU), 8-4 Mary Napier (JMU) def. Sevla Gonca, 8-5

C Flight - Semifinals Leah Woodard (GW) def. Michelle DiCocco (Georgetown), 8-3

A Flight Doubles - Quarterfinals Bartell/Gin (Georgetown) def. Swenson/Gonca (GW), 8-5

A Flight Doubles - Semifinals Woodard/Skavronskaia (GW) def. Gelblum/Cohen (Georgetown)

B Flight Doubles- Semifinals Alexander/Watkins (GW) def. Dew/Malouf(Georgetown), 8-4

Sunday, October 3 A Flight Singles - Semifinals Liora Gelblum (Georgetown) def. Michelle Alexander (GW), 8-5 Anastasia Skvaronskaia (GW) def. Tracy Stecko (GW), 8-0

A Flight Singles - Finals Liora Gelblum (Georgetown) def. Anastasia Skavronskaia (GW), 8-5

B Flight Singles - Semifinals Adriann Gin (Georgetown) def. Anne Watkins (GW), 8-5 Mary Napier (JMU) def. Mara Frisch (GW), 8-2

C Flight Singles - Finals Leah Woodard (GW) def. Catharine Phillips (JMU, 8-3

A Flight Doubles - Finals Colarusso/Honig (American) def. Woodard/Skavronskaia (GW), 9-8

B Flight Doubles - Finals Napier/Nordstrom (JMU) def. Watkins/Alexander (GW), 8-6



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