Gymnasts place third at New Hampshire Invite
After a two-week break from competition, the GW women’s gymnastics team took third place at the University of New Hampshire’s Fox Run Invitational Saturday, improving its score from the last meet to a 190.425.
Michigan State’s 194.325 was good for first place in the team competition, followed by UNH’s 191.875. Bowling Green placed fourth behind GW with a 190.900.
Freshman Heather Kaufman turned in her best all around performance of the season with a 38.450 and was GW’s top finisher in fourth place. Junior co-captain Rachel Mann finished ninth all around as she struggled on the vault, scoring an 8.600. But Mann made up for her vault score with a second place finish on the floor with a 9.850. Mann finished the day in ninth place overall with a 37.800.
The Colonials continued to struggle on the beam (47.000) and did not dominate on floor as they usually do (48.400), but did turn in an impressive performance on bars. Freshman Tiffany Jones led the Colonials with a first place finish (9.800) as GW tallied a 48.100. The Colonials look to improve their score again when they face West Virginia in Morgantown next Sunday at 1 p.m.
Men’s tennis sweeps singles in win
The GW Men’s tennis team pulled out a strong victory against the U.S. Naval Academy Friday, bringing the Colonials’ record to .500 (3-3). The men clinched the 4-3 win by sweeping all three singles matches and taking the doubles points as well, ending Navy’s three-match winning streak.
Sophomores Matt Treadgold and Jake Jopling each won their singles matches and teamed up to win their doubles match.
Junior Matt Hane scored the third singles point, crushing Navy’s number one seed Cameron Lickle in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Navy then swept the fourth, fifth and sixth seeds, but the Midshipmen’s comeback attempt fell short when GW’s doubles team of junior Brett Warner and freshman Tim Rogers won their match 9-7, giving the Colonials the winning point.
The women’s Sunday match against University of Maryland Baltimore County was canceled because of snow. Next Friday the men will face Rutgers University while the women will travel to Old Dominion University for 1 p.m. matches.