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.
#66 George Washington 6, George Mason 1
No. 1 – Nikita Fomin (GW) def. Jordan Dyke (GMU) – 2-6, 6-1, 10-7
No. 2 – Francisco Dias (GW) def. Jimmy Davis (GMU) – 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 – Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Tanner Baine (GMU) – 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 – Alexander van Gils (GW) def. Scott Keaton (GMU) – 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 – Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Taylor Sargent (GMU) – 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 – Aaron Capitel (GMU) def. Viktor Svensson (GW) – 6-4, 6-4
No. 1 – Ulrik Thomsen/Alexander van Gils (GW) def. Tanner Baine/Taylor Sargent (GMU) – 8-4
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Jimmy Davis/Scott Keaton (GMU) – 9-7
No. 3 – #80 Francisco Dias/Leonardo Lapentti (GW) def. Christopher Borden/Jordan Dyke (GMU) – 8-5
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