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