some Monday notes

I am back on campus after a busy (and very cold) weekend in Olean, N.Y. Though both basketball teams made headlines over the weekend, with the women’s team dropping a rare game to St. Bonaventure and the men getting their first road win of the season, a bunch of other sports also had big weekends.

I’ll start with men’s tennis. The nationally-ranked Colonials continued their winning streak, which is now at six matches, as they defeated Xavier, Dayton and Temple on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively. They are now 8-3 and 4-0 in conference play. To add to this, senior Mustafa Genscoy, the team’s top singles player, was named the Atlantic 10’s performer of the week after winning all three of his matches in the aforementioned contests.

The women’s tennis team did not fare as well as its male counterparts, dropping a 5-2 decision at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. This was the Colonials’ third straight loss and drops them to 4-4.

Gymnastics defeated Maryland by less than three tenths of a point in a dual meet Friday evening in College Park. A GW gymnast took first place in each of the four individual events as well as in the all-around.

Women’s water polo opened its spring season with a win at Villanova, 14-7, Friday afternoon. They then went 1-3 in the Princeton Invitational, losing to Harvard, No. 15 Michigan and No. 6 San Diego State and defeating Siena. They now travel to College Park for the Terrapin Invitation next weekend.

Also, senior Jackie Yaniga was named the Atlantic 10 softball player of the week. The catcher/outfielder batted .563 and had seven runs during the Carolina Classic two weekends ago. It is her second time being given this award.

And finally, a women’s basketball note. With its 63-60 loss at St. Bonaventure, the Colonials have dropped three spots in the AP poll, to No. 17. New rankings for the ESPN/USA Today poll come out tomorrow.

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