Freshman Danil Zelenkov Named Conference Most Outstanding Rookie Performer
Colonials Fall to Rams, 4-3, Wrap Season at 17-7
Second-Seeded Colonials to Face Top-Seeded VCU on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
Victory Sets up Rematch With Third-Seeded Charlotte on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Second-Seeded Colonials Open Championship on Friday at 1 p.m.
GW vs. George Mason (3.30.2013)
GW vs. St. John's (4.06.2013) photo by Nick Wass
2012 Men's Tennis Atlantic 10 Championship
George Washington v Radford
2011-12: Named Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Performer and Most Outstanding Rookie Performer following his freshman campaign...Became first-ever A-10 men's tennis student-athlete to earn both year-end distinctions...Named to A-10 All-Conference First Team...Recipient of GW's inaugural Male Rookie of the Year Georgey Award...Named A-10 Rookie Performer of the Week on a conference-high four occasions (Jan. 30, Feb. 13, April 2, April 9)...Posted an overall No. 1 singles record of 30-11 and a No. 1 doubles record of 18-8...Owned a 4-1 singles mark against conference opponents...Helped GW to its second straight Atlantic 10 Championship and NCAA Tournament berth...Captured UVa. Fall Classic doubles championship (Oct. 14) with No. 1 partner Ugur Atalay...Entered rookie season ranked No. 954 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the 10th rated newcomer in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)...Earned a No. 64 ITA ranking on Feb. 16...Helped Colonials upset No. 73 Radford with a three-set No. 1 singles upset over No. 78 Nick Sayer (April 8)...Upset No. 29 Vasko Mladenov of St. John's (Feb. 12).
Personal: Francisco Maria David Paiva Franco Dias...Born May 1, 1992...Son of Maria Correia David Paiva Franco Dias and Miguel Almeida Lopes Franco Dias...Oldest of five children...Has two younger brothers, Goncalo and Jose Maria, and two younger sisters, Margarida and Teresa...Intends to major in business administration.