GW Women's Tennis Travels to Face California Competition over Spring Break
March 12, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's tennis team heads to California for its Spring Break trip where the squad will face Cal State Fullerton and No. 56 UC Santa Barbara.
GW takes on the Titans on Tuesday at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) before facing it's the Colonials' first nationally ranked opponent of the spring season in the Gauchos on Friday at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET).
The Colonials (7-2, 2-0 A-10) look to extend their seven-match win streak during their West Coast swing. GW is most recently coming off a clean 7-0 sweep of UMES on March 3 in which the squad held the Hawks scoreless through all singles and doubles matches.
Senior Mimi Hamling owns a team-best 8-1 dual match singles record this season, including a 6-0 mark at the No. 4 spot, and is currently riding an eight-match winning streak dating back to Feb. 1. Freshmen Lana Robins and Stephanie Wei each own 7-2 singles records, competing primarily at the Nos. 2 and 3 spots, respectively. The doubles duo of Hamling and junior Leah Pascarella are 5-1 this spring while Robins and senior Dorota Lysienia are 5-2 and are riding a four-match winning streak.
Cal State Fullerton (7-8, 2-3 Big West) opens a seven-match homestand against GW on Tuesday. The Titans went 1-2 last week and are currently on a two-match skid after falling to Cal Poly (6-1) and No. 56 UCSB (5-2). Emily Borkowski leads Cal State Fullerton with a 10-5 dual match singles record this season, followed by Megan Sandford who owns a 7-5 mark.
UC Santa Barbara (10-4, 2-1 Big West), which earned a No. 56 national ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, is on a two-match winning streak after defeating Eastern Michigan (5-2) and Cal State Fullerton (5-2). Priscilla Garcia owns a perfect 4-0 record at No. 4 singles for the Gauchos while Kiersten Meehan is 3-1 at the No. 2 spot.