GW Men's Tennis Knocks Off No. 70 Charlotte, 4-0
Fomin, Zelenkov Dispatch 49ers' No. 31 Doubles Pair
Feb. 28, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – George Washington men’s tennis rolled to a 4-0 win over No. 70 Charlotte on Friday afternoon at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex for its second straight victory and first over a nationally ranked opponent this season.
GW (3-4) took a 1-0 lead over its former conference rival with the doubles point, which was highlighted by unseating the 49ers’ (5-3) nationally ranked and previously undefeated No. 2 doubles pair.
The Colonials’ second-flight duo of senior Nikita Fomin and Danil Zelenkov defeated the No. 31 team in the nation in Kamil Khalil and Jordi Massalle Ferrer, 8-6, to hand the duo its first loss of the spring season. The No. 3 team of seniors Viktor Svensson and Ulrik Thomsen clinched the point when it downed Paul Cisti and Forrest Edwards, 8-3.
In No. 3 singles play, freshman Julius Tverijonas held Charlotte’s Jack Williams to two games for a convincing 6-0, 6-2 victory. Thomsen earned a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Alex Calott in the No. 5 match and Svensson defeated Cisti, 6-1, 6-2, at the No. 6 spot.
Junior Francisco Dias, the No. 115 singles player, and Fomin were both up one set and led in the second over their opponents in the Nos. 1 and 2 matches, respectively, but they went unfinished after GW secured four points over the 49ers.
The Colonials continue their three-match weekend swing through North Carolina at No. 60 UNC Wilmington on Saturday in a 12 p.m. match at the UNCW Courts.
George Washington 4, #70 Charlotte 0
No. 1 – #115 Francisco Dias (GW) vs. Forrest Edwards (CHAR) – 6-4, 4-3 (DNF)
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin (GW) vs. Kamil Khalil (CHAR) – 7-5, 5-2 (DNF)
No. 3 – Julius Tverijonas (GW) def. Jack Williams (CHAR) – 6-0, 6-2
No. 4 – Danil Zelenkov (GW) vs. Jordi Massalle Ferrer (CHAR) – 1-6, 6-2, 2-2 (DNF)
No. 5 – Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Alex Calott (CHAR) – 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 – Viktor Svensson (GW) def. Paul Cisti (CHAR) – 6-1, 6-2
No. 1 – Francisco Dias/Julius Tverijonas (GW) vs. Alex Calott/Jack Williams (CHAR) – 7-6 (DNF)
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. #31 Kamil Khalil/Jordi Massalle Ferrer (CHAR) – 8-6
No. 3 – Viktor Svensson/Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Paul Cisti/Forrest Edwards (CHAR) – 8-3
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