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Spartans win doubles, fall to George Washington, 6-1

The Norfolk State women's tennis team won the doubles point after taking two of the three matches, but George Washington earned victories in all six singles matches in a 6-1 win over the Spartans on Sunday afternoon at the Southeast Tennis Center.

The Norfolk State women’s tennis team won the doubles point after taking two of the three matches, but George Washington earned victories in all six singles matches in a 6-1 win over the Spartans on Sunday afternoon at the Southeast Tennis Center. Originally posted on NSUSpartans.com.

Match Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Norfolk State women’s tennis team won the doubles point after taking two of the three matches, but George Washington earned victories in all six singles matches in a 6-1 win over the Spartans on Sunday afternoon at the Southeast Tennis Center.
 
NSU (0-3) won the No. 2 and 3 doubles matches over the Colonials (3-1), including a tiebreaker victory at the second spot to secure the doubles point. There, seniors Andrea Macchiavello and Mafalda Lhorca won the tiebreaker by a 7-4 score to win the match, 7-6, against Sara Grubac and Marie-Louise Decamps.
 
At the third slot, junior Liza Gordeeva and freshman Marta Gomar defeated Teodora Radosavljevic and Victoria Kogan, 7-5. That came after the Colonials won at the No. 1 spot, 6-1, where Taylor Nederlander and Allison Hansen defeated junior Ana Popovic and sophomore Dajana Cvjetkovic.
 
“Our goal going into the match was to put forth a better doubles performance,” said head coach Worth Richardson. “The ladies achieved that goal and won the doubles point off one of the region’s stronger teams. Certainly this was one of, if not the best, doubles performance by the Spartans in recent history.”
 
Gordeeva came closest to winning in singles for NSU. At the fourth spot in the lineup, she won the first set over Decamps, 6-3, before her Colonial opponent won the second set, 6-2, and the third-set tiebreaker, 10-6. At No. 6 singles, Lhorca dropped a 7-5, 6-3 decision to Kogan.
 
In the top two positions, No. 111 ranked Radosavljevic knocked off Cvjetkovic, 6-2 and 6-3, at the No. 1 spot, while Gomar fell to Lana Robins at No. 2 singles, 6-2 and 6-2. Grubac downed Macchiavello at the third position, 6-2 and 6-3, while Nederlander earned a 6-1, 6-0 triumph over Popovic at the fifth slot.
 
“We are starting to see what we are capable of in singles and doubles, but performing consistently at a high level is the goal we have to achieve next,” Richardson added.
 
NSU will next play at the Centre Court Racquet Club in Newport News against Christopher Newport next Sunday at 11 a.m.
Originally posted on NSUSpartans.com.

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