GW Women's Tennis Tallies Five Singles Wins on First Day of Navy Invite
Oct. 13, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The George Washington women’s tennis team opened the first day of the fourth annual Navy Blue & Gold Invitational on Friday with three doubles and five singles victories at the Midshipmen’s Brigade Sports Complex.
The Colonials are competing against Hofstra, James Madison, Long Island, host Navy, Pittsburgh, Towson and UMBC throughout the three-day tournament.
Opening the day with doubles action, junior Leah Pascarella and freshman Stephanie Wei teamed up to defeat Navy’s Noelle Kaufmann and Erin Snook, 8-4, in Round 1 of Flight A, but the pair fell to Amanda and Molly Wickman of Pittsburgh, 8-4, in the second round. The duo of senior Mimi Hamling and freshman Lana Robins fell to Long Island’s Taysha Blessington and Sanne Louwers, 8-4, in their lone Flight A match.
Pascarella opened Flight A singles with an easy 6-4, 6-0 win over James Madison’s Jacqueline Palmucci. In the same flight, Robins fell to Blessington by scores of 6-3, 6-1. The Colonials went undefeated in Flight B singles over two Hofstra opponents as Wei took down Sonia Tsay, 6-2, 6-1, and Hamling nearly blanked Sarah Bowen, 6-2, 6-0.
Jakuciunaite fell to UMBC’s Josefin Stange-Jonsson, 6-0, 6-4, in Flight C singles and Lysienia dropped a tough three-set match to Taylor Washington of Pittsburgh, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 10-8. In Flight D play, Escobar defeated Navy’s Carrie Laskey, 6-3, 6-3, and Carpenter earned a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Shannon Cleary of UMBC.
Singles and doubles action at the Brigade Sports Complex continues at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Navy Blue & Gold Invitational