GW Men's Tennis Downs No. 60 Georgia State, 4-2
Colonials Clinch Match over Panthers with Four Singles Victories
Feb. 24, 2013
Having defeated No. 61 South Alabama on Saturday, the Colonials (5-3) are now 4-2 against top-70 teams this season. GW will face its third top-65 opponent in as many matches when the squad faces No. 46 Columbia on Friday.
"I am proud of how the team competed after a tough match yesterday. Extra conditioning and taking recovery seriously played a big role in our ability to come out and compete today," head coach Greg Munoz said. "Our wins keep coming from different players in each match and this weekend Leo and Ulrik really stepped up their play as they both went undefeated in singles and doubles."
GW and Georgia State opened the outdoor match slightly different than normal, with the six singles matches taking place first. The Buff and Blue had earned victories at the Nos. 2, 3 and 6 singles positions when senior Leonardo Lapentti clinched the match with a win at the No. 5 spot.
In the second-flight match, junior Nikita Fomin defeated Thomas Cook, 6-3, 6-0. Freshman Danil Zelenkov earned a 6-4, 6-2, No. 3 victory over Lucas Santa Ana, and junior Ulrik Thomsen earned a 6-1, 7-5 decision over Sofiane Chevallier at the No. 6 spot.
Lapentti lifted the Colonials to victory with a 7-6, 7-5 win over Paul Schuette in the No. 5 match.
GW heads to New York, N.Y., on Friday, March 1 to rematch with No. 46 Columbia. Action at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center is slated for 2 p.m.
George Washington 4, No. 60 Georgia State 2
No. 1 - #75 Victor Valente (GSU) def. Francisco Dias (GW) - 6-0, 6-2
No. 2 - Nikita Fomin (GW) def. Thomas Cook (GSU) - 6-3, 6-0
No. 3 - Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Lucas Santa Ana (GSU) - 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 - Robert Schulze (GSU) def. Alexander van Gils (GW) - 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 - Leonardo Lapentti (GW) def. Paul Schuette (GSU) - 7-6, 7-5
No. 6 - Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Sofiane Chevallier (GSU) - 6-1, 7-5
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