April 13, 2003
HAMILTON, N.Y. - The American University women's tennis team lost to Colgate in a Patriot League battle Sunday morning, 4-3.
With the loss, the Eagles drop to 7-8 overall and are an even 2-2 in Patriot League action. They will host non-league George Mason on Tuesday and then head to Bucknell on Sunday.
AU's No. 1 singles player Katarina Kollarova (Vinicne, Slovakia/Valparaiso) beat Marissa Alikpala, 6-3, 6-3. Also winning at singles for the Eagles was Kristina Georgieva (Sofia, Bulgaria/Stefan Karadja), who took down Lauren Erikson at No. 2, 7-5, 7-5.
American took home the doubles point when Kollarova and Georgieva teamed up to beat Sheila Rao and Erikson at No. 1, 9-7. Olga Mikhailova (Moscow, Russia/Tulane) and Aleksandra Zerkalova (Moscow, Russia/Moscow High School) beat Emily Wenink and Alikpala at No. 2 doubles, 8-6.
COLGATE 4, AMERICAN 3
1. Katarina Kollarova (AU) def. Marissa Alikpala (CU), 6-3, 6-3
2. Kristina Georgieva (AU) def. Lauren Erikson, 7-5, 7-5
3. Tash Eno (CU) def. Aleksandra Zerkalova (AU) 7-6, 3-6 6-4
4. Jamie Maldow (CU) def. Olga Mikhailova (AU), 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2
5. Jessica Fede (CU) def. Ashley Retlev (AU) 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
6. Sheila Rao (CU) def. Brandi Kligman (AU) 6-1, 6-0
1. Georgieva/Kollarova (AU) def. Rao/Erikson (CU), 9-7
2. Mikhailova/Zerkalova (AU) def. Emily Wenink/Alikpala (CU), 8-6
3. Lindsey Suffredini/Eno (CU) def. Retlev/Kligman (AU), 8-3