No. 60 GW Men's Tennis Edged at LSU, 4-3
Colonials Fall to Tigers in Third Match in Four Days
March 13, 2014
BATON ROUGE, La. – The No. 60 George Washington men’s tennis team was edged by LSU, 4-3, on Thursday afternoon at the Tigers’ Dub Robinson Stadium, capping the team’s three-match Spring Break swing through Louisiana.
“We came out on fire in singles today, but LSU played very strong and we lost the match in doubles,” said Head Coach Greg Munoz. “This loss will make us tougher and I commend our team for battling so hard this week.”
GW (8-5) swept the top three singles matches with victories from junior Francisco Dias, senior Nikita Fomin and sophomore Danil Zelenkov, but LSU (8-7) won the opening doubles point to secure the victory. Fomin and Zelenkov both went unbeaten on the day as the pair won the No. 2 doubles match, 8-7, over Andrew Korinek and Eric Perez.
In No. 1 singles play, Dias knocked off the Tigers’ No. 62 Chris Simpson, 6-4, 6-4. Fomin then extended his unbeaten streak to 10 matches with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Korinek at the No. 2 spot, and Zelenkov registered his eighth straight unbeaten match as he topped Boris Arias, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 3.
Freshman Julius Tverijonas fell to Justin Butsch, 2-6, 3-6, in the No. 4 match, senior Ulrik Thomsen was downed by Tam Trinh, 1-6, 0-6, at No. 5 and classmate Viktor Svensson fell at No. 6 to Harrisson Kennedy, 4-6, 1-6.
The Colonials open outdoor home action at the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus on Saturday, March 22 when they welcome Morgan State for a 1 p.m. match.
Louisiana State 4, #60 George Washington 3
No. 1 – Francisco Dias (GW) def. #62 Chris Simpson (LSU) – 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin (GW) def. Andrew Korinek (LSU) – 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 – Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Boris Arias (LSU) – 6-2, 6-4
No. 4 – Justin Butsch (LSU) def. Julius Tverijonas (GW) – 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 – Tam Trinh (LSU) def. Ulrik Thomsen (GW) – 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 – Harrison Kennedy (LSU) def. Viktor Svensson (GW) – 6-4, 6-1
No. 1 – #30 Boris Arias/Chris Simpson (LSU) def. #57 Francisco Dias/Julius Tverijonas (GW) – 8-3
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Andrew Korinek/Eric Perez LSU) – 8-7
No. 3 – Justin Butsch/Tam Trinh (LSU) def. Viktor Svensson/Ulrik Thomsen (GW) – 8-5
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