The George Washington University: Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Upended by Charlotte, 4-3

Freshman Yan Levinski improved his record to 10-0 this season
Freshman Yan Levinski improved his record to 10-0 this season

March 7, 2008

Complete Results

WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University men's tennis team, still plagued by injuries, fell to Charlotte, 4-3, Thursday afternoon in an Atlantic 10 Conference match at the tennis courts on the Mount Vernon Campus of GW in Washington, DC. The loss was GW's first in A-10 play this season and dropped their record to 8-5 overall, 4-1 in league action.

In Thursday's match, GW took the doubles' point, winning two of the three doubles matches. The No. 1 team of Sam Salyer and Ryan Schlachter and the No. 3 team of Elliott Daniels and Ryan Hunter both won their matches, giving the Colonials the early point.

In singles play, GW started off strong, winning the first two matches to extend their point lead, 3-0. Freshman Yan Levinski, who once again took the place of an injured Mustafa Gencsoy and played from the No. 1 position, defeated Charlotte's Felix Bernhoerster, 6-1, 7-5. Levinski, who joined the team this spring, remains undefeated in singles play, running his overall record to 10-0, including a perfect 2-0 from the No. 1 position. Erik Hannah followed in the No. 2 position, with a victory over Brad Clinard, 6-3, 6-4, and is now 11-5 overall this season. Unfortunately, that would be the last point won by the host Colonials.

The 49ers took the final four singles matches. "Elliott Daniels kept our hopes alive by helping us win the doubles point and by being the last man standing before falling short in the third set [from the No. 6 position], 7-5." said head coach Greg Munoz.



The loss marks the first time the Colonials have dropped back-to-back matches in the 2008 spring season.

George Washington is traveling to Maryland today to face off against the Terripans, ranked 5th in the country. The match at home against Longwood schedule for Saturday has been postponed due to rain. The teams hope to reschedule for some time in April.

Complete Results:
Charlotte 4, George Washington 3
Mar 06, 2008 at Washington, DC

Singles competition
1. Yan Levinski (GW) def. Felix Bernhoerster (CHA) 6-1, 7-5
2. Erik Hannah (GW) def. Brad Clinard (CHA) 6-3, 6-4
3. Ricky Cuellar (CHA) def. Sam Salyer (GW) 6-4, 7-5
4. Michael Anders (CHA) def. Ryan Schlachter (GW) 6-3, 7-6
5. Moritz Bernhoerster (CHA) def. Chris Kushma (GW) 6-3, 7-5
6. Chris Huynh (CHA) def. Elliott Daniels (GW) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5

Doubles competition
1. Sam Salyer/Ryan Schlachter (GW) def. Brad Clinard/Jesse Hutchinson (CHA) 8-6
2. Felix Bernhoerster/Moritz Bernhoerster (CHA) def. Erik Hannah/Yan Levinski (GW) 8-3
3. Elliott Daniels/Ryan Hunter (GW) def. Michael Anders/Jeff Archer (CHA) 8-5

Match Notes
Charlotte 8-8, 2-1 A-10; George Washington 8-5, 4-1 A-10

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