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
Men's Tennis to Wrap Fall at Dick Vitale Invite
WASHINGTON - Senior Julius Tverijonas and junior Chris Reynolds will represent the George Washington men's tennis squad at the Lakewood Ranch Dick Vitale...
@GWMensTennis Ends Run at ITA Regionals
Tverijonas Falls in Singles Round of 16
GW Men's Tennis Posts Perfect Day of Singles on Saturday
Colonials Continue Regional Play
GW Men's Tennis Begins ITA Regional Play
Colonials Grab Pair of Doubles Wins on Friday
@GWMensTennis Set for ITA Atlantic Regionals
Colonials Head to Virginia Tech for Annual Tournament
Tverijonas Closes Play at ITA All-Americans on Friday
Senior Falls in Consolation Action
Tverijonas Falls in Main Draw Action on Thursday
Senior to Begin Consolation Play
Tverijonas Advances to Main Draw at ITA All-Americans
GW Men's Tennis Senior Grabs Two Wins on Tuesday