Women’s tennis overcomes injuries

The GW women’s tennis team overcame a loss at No.1 singles to defeat Fordham 6-1, evening its record to 5-5 Saturday at home.

Sophomore Nazli Gencsoy suffered a light sprain at No. 1 singles, forcing her to forfeit to Ioana Dragan in GW’s only loss at singles.

“She is expected to play at her full potential against Toledo on Wednesday,” head coach Helen Andrews said.

GW dominated its opponents at No’s. 2-6 singles. Lindy First turned out an impressive performance at No. 3 singles, maintaining her momentum from an 8-0 doubles win to defeat Fordham’s Morgan Brinley, 6-0, 6-0.

GW’s Tracy Wei and First defeated Fordham’s Dragan and Christine Leavenworth 8-0 at No 1 singles. GW won No. 2 and 3 doubles 8-1 and 8-3

“It was impressive to see everyone rise above (the injuries) and get the job done with a great attitude at home,” Andrews said.

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