Men's Tennis Downs Richmond and Duquesne, Runs Win Streak to Four Straight
March 23, 2008
MONROEVILLE, PA - George Washington men's tennis won a pair of Atlantic 10 Conference matches over the weekend to improve their record to 12-6 overall and 7-1 in the league. GW swept Richmond, 7-0, on Friday, Mar. 21, at the Regency Sport & Health Club, in McLean, VA. On Saturday, the Colonials took to the road and beat Duquesne, 5-2, in Monroeville, PA.
After dropping three straight, GW has now won four consecutive matches. In Friday's match against Richmond, GW swept the Spiders for the 7-0 victory. The Colonials claimed the doubles point by winning all three doubles matches, including a 8-3 score in the No. 2 position from the team of Ryan Schlachter and Erik Hannah.
In singles action, GW took all six matches, led by No. 1 player Mustafa Gencsoy, who won 6-2, 6-2. After missing nearly a month with injury, Gencsoy has won all three matches since returning to action, and is now 20-4 overall and 7-0 in the A-10 this season. Freshman Yan Levinski also picked up a win, from the No. 2 position, 7-5, 6-4. Other GW victories came from Sam Salyer, Erik Hannah, Ryan Schlachter and Mark Doumba.
Saturday, at Duquesne, GW continued their winning ways and defeated the Dukes, 5-2. The match began with the Colonials taking the doubles point when they won two of the three doubles matches. The wins came from the teams of Elliott Daniels / Mustafa Gencsoy and Sam Salyer / Yan Levinski.
In the singles competition, the Colonials claimed the first four matches, getting wins from Mustafa Gencsoy and Yan Levinksi, in the No. 1 and 2 positions, respectively. Levinski, a freshman from Australia, is now 13-1 in 2008, and a perfect 7-0 in the A-10.
George Washington hosts two matches next weekend, playing Georgetown Friday, Mar. 28, at 2:00 p.m., and then facing Radford the following day, also at 2:00 p.m. Both events are scheduled to be played at the tennis courts on GW's Mount Vernon Campus, in Washington, DC.