The GW women’s tennis team split its two matches Saturday, losing to host United States Military Academy (Army) 6-3, and defeating Central Connecticut State University 5-1.
GW freshman Tracy Wei dominated her singles match in the No. 2 position 6-0, 6-0 against her CCSU opponent. Senior Ghada Skaff rebounded from a tough straight-set loss against Army to defeat Amanda Juliasz 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 at the No. 1 position. Sophomores Susie Coggin (6-0, 6-1) and Lisa Borromeo (7-6, 6-3) won their matches while teammate Sarine Weingarten cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 victory. GW had to default one singles match, accounting for the Colonials’ sole loss, because of injuries.
Lisa and Ghada would have lost if they didn’t keep their heads in (their matches), GW head coach Jeanne Gengler said. They were mentally tough.
GW was at a disadvantage from the start against a solid Army team and had to default two matches because of an injury to freshman Samantha Fisher and sophomore Katarina Statsny’s illness.
Wei was the lone winner (6-4, 6-4) in singles action for the Colonials against Army. Weingarten lost a tough three-set match at the No. 3 singles position as the GW senior split the first two sets 3-6, 6-3, but fell 6-0 in the third. The doubles combination of Weingarten and Wei defeated their Army opponents 8-4, and the second doubles team of Skaff and Coggan won 8-3.