Junior Knocks Off No. 51 Richmond to Reach Quarterfinals
Three Singles Players, Two Doubles Teams Move On at Annual Tournament
Zelenkov Advances in Singles, Moves Through Doubles With Dias
Sophomore Earns Three-Set Thriller to Move Through Qualifying Singles Draw
Colonials Duo to Compete in Singles and Doubles Qualifying Draws
2012-13: Named Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Rookie Performer and earned spot on All-Conference First Team...Closed first season with Colonials as No. 17 player in ITA Atlantic Region...Posted overall singles record of 20-8 and went 17-4 in dual-match play, primarily at No. 2 singles...Went 4-0 against conference competition...Wrapped season on 10-match winning streak and won 15 of final 17 bouts...Named A-10 Rookie Performer of the Week a league-record seven times...Helped GW reach league title match for fourth straight year...Forced doubles play in A-10 Championship title match with three-set singles victory over VCU...Teamed up with junior Nikita Fomin for 21-7 overall record and 14-5 spring mark as GW's No. 2 duo...He and Fomin finished season on eight-match winning streak and were tabbed No. 10 doubles team in ITA Atlantic Region...Pair reached ITA Atlantic Regional doubles semifinal round with upset victory over No. 28 team from Penn State(Oct. 21, 2012)...Named to GW Athletics Academic Dean's List and Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls...Dubbed an ITA Scholar Athlete.
High School: Ranked No. 1,304 by Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)...Highest ATP ranking reached was No. 1,293 (July 23, 2012)...Owns a junior ranking of No. 156...Highest International Tennis Federation (ITF) ranking was No. 83 (Feb. 1, 2012)...Named American International School team MVP...Competed in several tournaments around the world, includingBudaors Cup in Budapest, Hungary, Pancevo International Tournament in Pancevo, Serbia, and the Serbian Junior Open in Novi Sad...Reached quarterfinals of Kuwait F1 Futures in 2011...Competed for Macedonian Davis Cup Team, ranked No. 63...Competed at Serbia F5 Futures event...Two-year member of Nova International Schools' Principal's List...Awarded Presidential Award for Academic Achievement Silver Seal his junior year and Gold Seal his senior year.
Personal: Born Danil Zelenkov on April 15, 1994 in Skopje, Macedonia...Son of Ljilja and Bojan Zelenkov...Has one older brother, Branimir...Intends to major in business administration at GW.