WASHINGTON, D.C. – Delaware women’s tennis opened its spring slate Saturday afternoon with a 5-2 defeat at the hands of George Washington University at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center.
 
Despite picking up the first doubles win with a 6-2 result from junior Sarah Hall and senior Amanda Studnicki in the second slot, the Hens (0-1) dropped the team doubles point.
 
Sophomore Brooke Pilkington tied the match at 1-1 to open singles action by topping Melis Bayrakatoglu, 6-0, 6-2, in the second flight.
 
Freshman Sarah Whited collected the lone other win of the day for UD with the No. 6 singles 6-4, 6-4 victory over Diana Kussainova.
 
POST-MATCH QUOTES
Head Coach Laura Travis
“We competed hard in all positions, but it just wasn’t enough today against a tenacious George Washington team. We earned everything we got because GW played very well – and that will make us better in the long run.”
 
UPCOMING SCHEDULE
   ·   Saturday, February 3 – Delaware at Princeton – Noon –
   ·   Sunday, February 4 – Rutgers at Delaware – 3 p.m. – DuPont Country Club (Wilmington, Del.)
   ·   Sunday, February 11 – Saint Joseph’s at Delaware – Noon – Elkton Indoor Tennis (Elkton, Md.)
 
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