No. 66 GW Men's Tennis Rolls Past George Mason, 6-1
Colonials Victorious in First Meeting With Patriots Since 2002
March 30, 2013
WASHINGTON – The No. 66 George Washington men’s tennis team defeated local foe George Mason, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon in its first outdoor home match of the season at the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus.
The last time the Colonials (10-5) and the Patriots (9-5) met was during the 2002 season when GW blanked Mason, 7-0.
The Buff and Blue opened the match with a doubles sweep. The No. 1 tandem of junior Ulrik Thomsen and senior Alexander van Gils downed Mason’s Tanner Baine and Taylor Sargent, 8-4, and the No. 2 duo of junior Nikita Fomin and freshman Danil Zelenkov defeated Jimmy Davis and Scott Keaton, 9-7. Fresh off its No. 80 national ranking, the No. 3 team of sophomore Francisco Dias and senior Leonardo Lapentti earned an 8-5 decision over Christopher Borden and Jordan Dyke.
In No. 1 singles play, Fomin dropped the first set to Dyke, 2-6, but rebounded to take the next two sets by 6-1, 10-7 scores. Dias earned a 6-3, 6-4 No. 2 singles victory over Davis, and Zelenkov nearly blanked Baine at the No. 3 spot, 6-1, 6-0.
Van Gils downed Keaton in fourth-flight action by set scores of 6-3, 6-1, and Thomsen almost held Sargent scoreless, 6-1, 6-0, at the No. 5 spot. In the No. 6 match, junior Viktor Svensson fell to Aaron Capitel, 4-6, 4-6.
GW looks for its fourth consecutive victory when it hosts James Madison at the GW Tennis Center on Sunday at 1 p.m.