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GW Women's Tennis Competes in Battle of the Georges at Mason Invitational

The GW women's tennis team picked up five singles and three doubles victories at the Mason Invitational Friday afternoon.
The GW women's tennis team picked up five singles and three doubles victories at the Mason Invitational Friday afternoon.

Oct. 7, 2011

FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Washington women’s tennis team won five singles matches and earned three doubles victories at the action-filled Mason Invitational Friday afternoon in Fairfax, Va. The Colonials competed in a battle of the Georges with host George Mason and cross-town rival Georgetown. 

Senior Jacqueline Corba nabbed GW’s first singles victory of the day with a 7-5, 7-5 win over George Mason’s Ashley Delaney. Junior Lorena Valente nearly swept the Patriots’ Ekaterina Desiatnikova by scores of 6-1, 6-0. Senior Meg Tyner followed suit with a 6-0, 6-0 downing of GMU’s Amber Peters. 

Sophomore Isabella Escobar earned a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Michelle Pratt from Georgetown, and Zoe Krohn held off the Hoyas’ Nora Montgomery 3-6, 6-1 (10-2) in a tiebreaker. 

In another tight tiebreaker, sophomore Julia Blakeley was edged by Georgetown’s Victoria Sekely by scores of 2-6, 6-1 (7-10). Junior Mimi Hamling also dropped a tiebreaker to the Hoyas’ Lauren Greco, 6-2, 4-6 (6-10). Sophomore Leah Pascarella fell to GU’s Sophie Panarese 4-6, 6-2 (4-10). 

In the first round of doubles action, Corba and Tyner dropped an 8-6 match to Georgetown’s Sekely and Madeline Jaeger, but rebounded to defeat the Hoyas’ teammates Montgomery and Pratt, 8-1. Escobar and Blakeley paired up to blank George Mason’s Tori Zalewski and Desiatnikova, 8-0. The duo then fell, 8-1, to Georgetown’s Sekely and Jaeger. 

Pascarella and Dorota Lysienia were edged in a tiebreaker by the Hoyas’ Greco and Panarese by a 9-8 (7-5) score. Krohn and Hamling closed out action with an 8-5 downing of Greco and Panarese. 

The Colonials return to action on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. The remainder of the Mason Invitational will be strictly doubles play. 

Victoria Sekely (GU) def. Julia Blakeley (GW) 2-6, 6-1 (7-10)
Lauren Greco (GU) def. Mimi Hamling (GW) 6-2, 4-6 (6-10)
Sophie Panarese (GU) def. Leah Pascarella (GW) 4-6, 6-2, 4-10
Jacqueline Corba (GW) def. Ashley Delaney (GMU) 7-5, 7-5
Lorena Valente (GW) def. Ekaterina Desiatnikova (GMU) 6-1, 6-0
Meg Tyner (GW) def. Amber Peters (GMU) 6-0, 6-0
Isabella Escobar (GW) def. Michelle Pratt (GU) 6-1, 6-0
Zoe Krohn (GW) def. Nora Montgomery (GU) 3-6, 6-1 (10-2) 

Victoria Sekely/Madelina Jaeger (GU) def. Jacquelina Corba/Meg Tyner (GW) 8-6
Lauren Greco/Sophie Panarese (GU) def. Leah Pascarella/Dorota Lysienia 9-8 (7-5)
Isabella Escobar/Julia Blakeley (GW) def. Tori Zalewski/Ekaterina Desiatnikova (GMU) 8-0
Zoe Krohn/Mimi Hamling (GW) def. Lauren Greco/Sophie Panarese (GU) 8-5
Jacquelina Corba/Meg Tyner (GW) def. Nora Montgomery/Michelle Pratt (GU) 8-1
Victoria Sekely/Madelina Jaeger (GU) def. Isabella Escobar/Julia Blakeley (GW) 8-1 



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