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Men's Tennis Splits A-10 Matches Over the Weekend

March 21, 2005

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The George Washington University men's tennis team played a pair of Atlantic 10 Conference matches this past weekend in Philadelphia and finished 1-1. GW blanked Temple, 7-0, on Friday, March 18, before dropping a 5-2 decision at Saint Joseph's Saturday evening.

In the Colonials match against the Owls, GW swept the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead in the contest. In singles play, GW won 5-of-6 matches in straight sets to cruise to victory. Freshman Mustafa Gencsoy (Istanbul, Turkey) dropped the first set in his match at second singles, but rallied for a 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-4 victory.

Against the Hawks, SJU moved ahead 1-0 by winning 2-of-3 doubles matches. Freshman Sam Salyer (Minneapolis, MN) and Gencsoy teamed together at No. 2 to post an 8-3 win over Elao Ziu and Matt Struble to prevent the sweep. Gencsoy and Salyer, meanwhile, recorded the Colonials' lone wins in singles play as well. At second singles, Gencsoy won 6-4, 6-3 over Jimmy Holland, while Salyer posted a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Antonio Aniello at fourth spot.

GW (6-8) returns to action when it travels to Richmond, VA, on Friday, March 25, to take on the Spiders at 2:30 p.m.

GW 7, Temple 0
1- Treadgold/Jopling (GW) def. Wynne/Murray (TU), 8-2
2- Salyer/Gencsoy (GW) def. Ziu/Struble (TU), 8-3
3- Raisbeck/Balke (GW) def. Sy/Listanski (TU), 8-3

1- Matt Treadgold (GW) def. Tyler Wynne (TU), 6-4, 6-3
2- Mustafa Gencsoy (GW) def. Yhonny Murray (TU), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 10-4
3- Jake Jopling (GW) def. Jon Sy (TU), 6-1, 6-1
4- Sam Salyer (GW) def. Elao Ziu (TU), 6-4, 6-2
5- Daniel Balke (GW) def. Matt Struble (TU) 6-2, 6-1
6- Jason Sucoll (GW) def. Joe Listanski (TU), 6-1, 6-0

Saint Joseph's 5, GW 2
1- Velazquez/Garabedian (SJU) def. Jopling/Treadgold (GW), 9-8 (3)
2- Salyer/Gencsoy (GW) def. Holland/Aniello (SJU), 8-5
3- Spencer/Pangilinan (SJU) def. Raisbeck/Balke (GW), 8-5

1- Velazquez (SJU) def. Matt Treadgold (GW), 7-6 (3), 6-4
2- Mustafa Gencsoy (GW) def. Holland (SJU), 6-4, 6-3
3- Garabedian (SJU) def. Jake Jopling (GW), 6-3, 6-4
4- Sam Salyer (GW) def. Aniello (SJU), 7-5, 6-2
5- Spencer (SJU) def. Daniel Balke (GW), 6-2, 6-4
6- Pangilinan (SJU) def. Jason Sucoll (GW), 6-3, 6-2


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