No. 60 GW Men's Tennis Blanks No. 66 Tulane, 4-0
Svensson Clinches as Colonials Claim Seventh Straight Victory
March 12, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The 60th-ranked George Washington men's tennis team won its seventh straight road match on Wednesday with a 4-0 win over No. 66 Tulane at the City Park Pepsi Tennis Center.
Competing in their second match in three days, the Colonials (8-4) won the doubles point and claimed victories in Nos. 2, 3 and 5 singles to blank the Green Wave (10-4).
The No. 2 doubles team of senior Nikita Fomin and sophomore Danil Zelenkov downed Tulane's Sebastian Rey and Alex Van Cott, 8-2, and the No. 3 tandem of seniors Viktor Svensson and Ulrik Thomsen topped Takuma Ohashi and Ian Van Cott, 8-3, to lift GW to a 1-0 lead.
Junior Francisco Dias defeated Rey at No. 2 singles by set scores of 6-4, 6-4, and Zelenkov rolled to a 6-4, 6-0 win over Jao Chi-Shan in the No. 3 spot. Svensson clinched his second consecutive match for the Colonials with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 5.
GW wraps its Spring Break swing on Thursday at Louisiana State. Action at Dub Robinson Stadium is slated for 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT) and fans can follow live scoring by clicking here.
#60 George Washington 4, #66 Tulane 0
No. 1 - Nikita Fomin (GW) vs. Dominik Koepfer (TU) - 7-5, 4-3 (DNF)
No. 2 - Francisco Dias (GW) def. Sebastian Rey (TU) - 6-4, 6-4
No. 3 - Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Jao Chi-Shan (TU) - 6-4, 6-0
No. 4 - Julius Tverijonas (GW) vs. Takuma Ohashi (TU) - 4-6, 5-0 (DNF)
No. 5 - Viktor Svensson (GW) def. Alex Van Cott (TU) - 6-4, 6-2
No. 6 - Ulrik Thomsen (GW) vs. Ian Van Cott (TU) - 6-4, 1-1 (DNF)
No. 1 - #37 Jao Chi-Shan/Dominik Koepfer (TU) def. #57 Francisco Dias/Julius Tverijonas (GW) - 8-3
No. 2 - Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Sebastian Rey/Alex Van Cott (TU) - 8-2
No. 3 - Viktor Svensson/Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Takuma Ohashi/Ian Van Cott (TU) - 8-3
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