GW Men's Tennis Completes 4-0 Spring Break Trip
Colonials Defeat East Carolina, 4-3, for Perfect Week
March 18, 2012
The Colonials took a 1-0 lead over the Pirates (10-5) when they earned the doubles point with victories in two of the three matches. The duo of van Gils and sophomore Ulrik Thomsen defeated the Pirates’ John Schmitt and Patriek Wolterbeek in the No. 2 doubles match by an 8-4 score.
In the No. 3 match, junior Leonardo Lapentti and sophomore Viktor Svensson downed Damien Brenard and Nicolas Soriano, 8-5. Atalay and freshman Francisco Dias fell to Niels Cleeren and Joran Vliegen, 8-5, in the No. 1 match.
Dias, ranked No. 80 in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll, downed the Pirates’ Vliegen, 6-3, 6-4, in the No. 1 singles match. Atalay glided to a 6-2, 6-1 second-flight victory over Soriano, and van Gils earned a 6-3, 6-2 decision over Cleeren in the No. 3 match.
Senior Richard Blumenfeld fell to Schmitt in the No. 4 match in three sets, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2. In the No. 5 match, Lapentti was edged by Brenard by set scores of 7-5, 7-5, and Svensson dropped a 7-5, 6-3 decision to Mario Martinez in the No. 6 match.
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