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.