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Mason Women's Tennis Wins Three Flights at Mary Washington Kick-Off
Courtesy: George Mason Athletics
Release: 09/17/2012

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The women's tennis team opened the season on a high note at the Mary Washington Kick-Off Classic this weekend going 18-9 in matchplay.

In the singles portion of the tournament the Patriots were led by freshmen Brittany Pilkington and Esu Erdenbat and senior Andy Londen. Pilkington finished witha 2-1 record and earned a second-place finish in the A Flight. Esu Erdenebat won the C Flight and senior Andy Londen won the D Flight after perfect 3-0 records.

Junior Ashley Delaney finished seventh in the A Flight and freshman Maya Hicks finished sixth in the B Flight. Junior Kate Desiatnikova finished second in the D Flight with a 2-1 record, losing only to teammate Andy Londen.

In doubles the team of Pilkington/Hicks finished seventh in the Doubles A Flight. Delaney/Pappas finished fifth in the B Flight and the trio of Erdenebat, Desiatnikova and Londen rotated in the C Flight to win the flight by going undefeated.

"I am very proud of this team," commented Coach Curtis. "Everyone of our players competed well and fought hard in each match. Our freshmen showed a little of what our future holds and that is very exciting."

The participating schools were Mason, Mary Washington (MW), Delaware State (DS), Georgetown (GT), and Washington & Lee (WL).

A Flight
Pilkington def Aleksin (DS), 6-2, 6-1
Meighan (WL) def Delaney, 6-2, 6-3
Pilkington def Comolli (GT), 7-6, 6-1
Kozlova (DS) def Delaney, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
Sekely (GT) def Pilkington, 7-6, 6-4
Delaney def Aleksin (DS), 6-2, 6-2

B Flight
Raulston (MW) def Hicks, 6-4, 6-4
Hicks def Sicic (DS), 7-5, 6-3
Jaeger (GT) def Hicks, 6-1, 6-3

C Flight
Erdenebat def Gaul (MW), 6-1, 6-4
Erdenebat def Cotter (WL), 6-4, 6-0
Erdenebat def Marshall (DS), 6-2, 6-1

D Flight
Desiatnikova def Suyama (MW), 6-1, 6-4
Londen def Martin (MW), 6-1, 6-0
Desiatnikova def Hall (WL), 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
Londen def Simmons (WL), 6-4, 6-1
Londen def Desiatnikova, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5

A Flight
Cahill/Buell (WL) def Pilkington/Hicks, 8-4
Kozlova/Banas (DS) def Pilkington/Hicks, 8-6
Pilkington/Hicks def Aleksin/Andonova (DS), 8-6

B Flight
Panerese/Perz (GT) def Delaney/Pappas, 8-6
Delaney/Pappas def Bowman/Gaul (MW), 8-3
Delaney/Pappas def Shutley/Cotter (WL)

C Flight
Erdenebat/Londen def Suyama/Price (MW), 8-2
Desiatnikova/Londen def Martin/Dowd (MW), 8-0
Erdenebat/Desiatnikova def Simmons/Douglas (WL), 8-2