GW Men's Tennis Completes Weekend Sweep, 4-1, Over East Carolina
Colonials Improve to 5-4 With Three Consecutive Road Victories
March 2, 2014
GREENVILLE, N.C. – George Washington men’s tennis completed its weekend sweep in North Carolina with a 4-1 victory at East Carolina on Sunday afternoon at the River Birch Tennis Center for the squad’s third win in as many days.
The Colonials improve to 5-4 overall with its third consecutive victory while the Pirates fall to 10-4. GW opened the match with a 1-0 lead after securing the doubles point and claimed the Nos. 2, 4 and 5 singles matches to hand ECU its first home loss of the season.
The No. 2 doubles team of senior Nikita Fomin and sophomore Danil Zelenkov picked up a tiebreaker win over Damien Brenard and Fredric Lehfeldt, 8-7 (6), and the No. 3 tandem of seniors Viktor Svensson and Ulrik Thomsen earned an 8-4 decision over Miles Holvoet and Patriek Wolterbeek.
Fomin then rolled to a 6-2, 6-2, No. 2 singles win over Nicolas Soriano and rookie Julius Tverijonas topped Fredric Lehfeldt, 6-3, 6-2, in the No. 4 match. Thomsen clinched the win for the Colonials at the No. 5 spot with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Brenard.
GW returns to action on Saturday, March 8 at Navy. First serve in Annapolis, Md., is scheduled for 12 p.m.
George Washington 4, East Carolina 1
No. 1 – #20 Joran Vliegen (ECU) def. #115 Francisco Dias (GW) – 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin (GW) def. Nicolas Soriano (ECU) – 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 – Danil Zelenkov (GW) vs. Mario Martinez (ECU) – 6-7(7), 2-1 (DNF)
No. 4 – Julius Tverijonas (GW) def. Fredric Lehfeldt (ECU) – 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 – Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Damien Brenard (ECU) – 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 – Viktor Svensson (GW) vs. Blake Gregory (ECU) – 7-5, 5-3 (DNF)
No. 1 – Francisco Dias/Julius Tverijonas (GW) vs. Colin Roller/Joran Vliegen (ECU) – 7-7 (DNF)
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Damien Brenard/Fredric Lehfeldt (ECU) – 8-7 (6)
No. 3 – Viktor Svensson/Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Miles Holvoet/Patriek Wolterbeek (ECU) – 8-4
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