GW Men's Tennis Defeats St. John's, 4-3
Colonials Nab First Win of 2014 Over Red Storm
Feb. 9, 2014
FLUSHING MEADOW, N.Y. - George Washington men's tennis defeated St. John's, 4-3, at the indoor Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sunday evening.
GW (1-2) picked up its first victory of the season over the Red Storm (2-2) with wins at Nos. 1, 2 and 5 singles in addition to the doubles point.
The Colonials opened with a 1-0 lead by winning the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches. The first-flight of junior Francisco Dias and freshman Julius Tverijonas earned a commanding 6-1 win over RJ Del Nunzio and Vaidik Munshaw, while senior Nikita Fomin and sophomore Danil Zelenkov downed Robert Levi and Michael-John Every, 6-3.
In No. 1 singles action, Dias dropped the first set to Del Nunzio, 5-6, but came back to take the match, 6-1, 6-3. Tverijonas earned a 6-5, 6-1 straight-set victory at the No. 3 spot over Robert Livi and senior Ulrik Thomsen defeated Freddy Ruiz Acevedo in three sets, 5-6, 6-4, 6-3, at No. 5.
Fomin fell to Erick Reyes in three sets in the No. 2 match, 5-6, 6-1, 1-6, and Zelenkov dropped a three-set decision in the No. 4 slot, 4-6, 6-3, 2-6. At No. 6, senior Viktor Svensson fell in three sets to Lucas Hejhal, 6-1, 2-6, 2-6.
GW returns to action next weekend at the three-day ECAC Indoor Championships, hosted by Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H.
George Washington 4, St. John's 3
No. 1 - Francisco Dias (GW) def. R.J. Del Nunzio (SJU) - 5-6, 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 - Erick Reyes (SJU) def. Nikita Fomin (GW) - 6-5, 1-6, 6-1
No. 3 - Julius Tverijonas (GW) def. Robert Livi (SJU) - 6-5, 6-1
No. 4 - Vaidik Munshaw (SJU) def. Danil Zelenkov (GW) - 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
No. 5 - Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Freddy Ruiz Acevedo (SJU) - 5-6, 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 - Lucas Hejhal (SJU) def. Viktor Svensson (GW) - 1-6, 6-2, 6-2