The GW women’s tennis team improved its record to 8-3 Saturday with a 5-2 victory over host Temple. The middle and bottom of the Colonials’ lineup shined for GW.
“It was an upset for (GW) because Temple is an favorite to win the a-10 Tournament,” GW coach Gene Gengler-Swiacki said.
Other players stepped up after a tough 6-2, 7-5 loss for Tracy Wei at No. 1 singles. The Colonials picked up their play for Wei and No. 2 singles player Nazli Genscoy, who lost 6-2, 6-0, by winning the rest of the singles matches.
No. 3 player Lindy First came through with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Temple’s Tanya Zecic while Katarina Stastny and Samantha Fisher won their respective matches 6-2, 6-4, and 6-3, 6-0. Susie Coggin won her singles match by forfeit at the No. 6 spot.
Wei and Genscoy started the day with a critical 8-4 doubles win over Temple. That victory combined with a forfeit win gave GW the doubles advantage before singles play started. Stastny and First fell in a tight 9-7 contest to Temple’s two top players, Tamara Truta and Lara Ercegovic.