GW Men's Tennis Closes ECAC Indoors with 4-0 Loss to Yale
Colonials Face No. 53 South Alabama and No. 60 Georgia State in Atlanta Next Weekend
Feb. 17, 2013
ITHACA, N.Y. - The George Washington men's tennis team was swept by Yale, 4-0, on Sunday in the fifth-place match of the ECAC Indoor Championships at Cornell's Reis Tennis Center.
The Colonials (3-3) completed the three-day tournament in sixth place with a 1-2 mark after falling to No. 42 Columbia on Friday, then rebounding to upset No. 59 Dartmouth in the back draw on Saturday.
Sunday's match opened slightly different than normal, with the six singles matches taking place first. The Bulldogs (6-2) claimed victories at the Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 6 singles victories to defeat the Colonials and the doubles matches were not played.
In the first-flight match, sophomore Francisco Dias fell to Yale's John Huang, 6-4, 6-2. Junior Nikita Fomin dropped a three-set No. 2 singles match to Marc Powers, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, and senior Alexander van Gils fell to Martin Svenning in the No. 4 spot by set scores of 6-3, 6-2. Junior Viktor Svensson dropped the No. 6 match to Zachary Krumholz, 6-3, 6-2.
The Colonials return to the court next weekend when they face back-to-back top 70 opponents in Atlanta, Ga. GW first faces No. 53 South Alabama on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m., followed by a 10 a.m. match at No. 63 Georgia State on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Yale 4, George Washington 0
No. 1 - John Huang (Yale) def. Francisco Dias (GW) - 6-4, 6-2
No. 2 - Marc Powers (Yale) def. Nikita Fomin (GW) - 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 - Daniel Hoffman (Yale) vs. Danil Zelenkov (GW) - DNF
No. 4 - Martin Svenning (Yale) def. Alexander van Gils (GW) - 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 - Zachary Dean (Yale) vs. Ulrik Thomsen (GW) - DNF
No. 6 - Zachary Krumholz (Yale) def. Viktor Svensson (GW), 6-3, 6-2