Colonials Win Fourth A-10 Title in Five Years
Colonials Win Fourth Title in Five Years
Colonials Stomp Spiders, 4-1, in Saturday Semifinal
Colonials Ground Flyers in Shutout Victory
Kopriva, Nichols, Robins and Zelenkov All Recognized for Second Time
2013-14: Named team MVP as a sophomore...Earned spot on Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team for second straight year...Competed primarily at No. 3 singles for Colonials...Posted team-best singles record of 21-7 and a dual-match mark of 15-3 throughout spring...Wrapped season on 19-match unbeaten streak dating back to Feb. 23, winning 14 matches with five unfinished...Helped GW claim third A-10 Championship crown in four years with three-set singles win over VCU's Nick Jones...Teamed up with senior Nikita Fomin for team-best doubles record of 16-8, including a 13-6 mark at No. 2 spot...Tabbed A-10 Performer of the Week twice (March 27, April 15)...Named to Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team...Member of GW Athletics Academic Dean's List with perfect 4.0 GPA throughout fall and Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls...Earned university's distinguished Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for being in top two percent of sophomores in GW's Elliott School of International Affairs...Named to 2014 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large First Team.
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.