Men’s tennis wins two in a row
The GW men’s tennis team won matches over Rhode Island and Boston College this weekend, improving to 5-4 on the season.
The Colonials won a tight 4-3 match over the Eagles and handily beat the Rams 7-0. Juniors Matt Treadgold and Jake Jopling both went undefeated on the weekend.
Senior Matt Hane had an up-and-down weekend, first winning in straight sets over URI’s Rob Sutphen before dropping a three setter to the Eagles’ Justin Slattery. The Colonials will face Temple Feb. 20.
Women’s tennis falls to Penn State
The GW women’s tennis team lost 7-0 to Pennsylvania State University last Friday. Sophomore Anastasia Skavronskaia took her opponent to three sets, but fell 6-4, 4-6, 2-6.
Skavronskaia and her partner, sophomore Sandra Simunic, won GW’s only match of the day at the No. 2 doubles spot. The Colonials will face Princeton Feb. 27.
Women’s gymnastics places third
The GW gymnastics team improved on last week’s performance but still finished third Saturday at the Spartan Invite at Michigan State University. The home team took the competition with an impressive 195.725, and the University of New Hampshire finished in a close second with 195.125; while GW, in its third competition in less than a week, came in third with a score of 193.550.
Sophomore Erin Aiken had a strong meet, providing some of the Colonials’ best results. Aiken’s performance on the vault shows GW’s improvement on that apparatus as her 9.7500 score came close to the 9.8750 first-place score posted by New Hampshire’s Amanda Hall. GW sophomore Heather Kauffman also performed well by scoring a 9.7000, which was good enough for a seventh-place tie. The Colonials combined for a 48.275, just behind New Hampshire’s 48.700.
One big area of improvement came on the uneven bars. Against Maryland, the Colonials scored 47.450; they improved that number to 48.625 at the Spartan Invite, their second highest apparatus score.
Rachel Mann earned the highest score for the Colonials in a very deep field. Her 9.775 earned a 10th-place finish. As usual, the Colonials were at their best on the floor exercise, finishing with a 48.850 team score. That was edged slightly by New Hampshire’s 48.900 and Michigan State’s 49.425.
Senior Lindsay Parks scored the highest for the Colonials, a 9.825, to tie for eighth place.