Men's Tennis Triumphs at UNCW
Colonials claim road victory, 4-3
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Senior Julius Tverijonas clinched a tight, 4-3, victory for the George Washington men's tennis team on Sunday afternoon at UNC-Wilmington.
The Colonials (13-5) snapped UNCW's three-match win streak and extended their own streak to four-consecutive triumphs.
"The Seahawks are a very solid team and having defeated VCU yesterday, they had a lot of confidence coming in," said first-year head coach David Macpherson. "Our boys showed a lot of resolve and composure today for a triumphant trip to Wilmington."
Reynolds extended GW's lead with a straight-set victory at No. 3, but UNCW came within one with a No. 4 win.
The Seahawks tied the match after taking the sixth-flight bout, but freshman Dennis Afanasev regained the edge for the Colonials with his comeback three-set triumph in the No. 5 slot.
UNCW again knotted the match, this time claiming the No. 2 contest to put all eyes at court one with the score tied at 3-3.
Tverijonas clinched the victory for GW with his three-set battle, ultimately claiming the top position and giving the Colonials a 4-3 victory.
The Colonials open their outdoor home season on Friday, hosting George Mason at the GW Tennis Center on Friday before Richmond visits the District on Saturday.
George Washington 4, UNCW 3
1. Tverijonas/ Fletcher (GW) def. Calzi/Morphy (UNCW) 7-5
2. de Rueda/Savarino (UNCW) def. Tutecky/Hadjigeorgiou (GW) 6-2
3. Reynolds/Sala (GW) def. Torres/Groom (UNCW) 6-4
1. Julius Tverijonas (GW) def. Andres Torres (UNCW) 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 6-4
2. Agustin Savarino (UNCW) def. Chris Fletcher (GW) 6-1, 3-6, 6-2
3. Chris Reynolds (GW) def. Josh Hublitz (UNCW) 6-4, 6-1
4. Ignasi de Rueda (UNCW) def. Christos Hadjigeorgiou (GW) 6-3, 6-4
5. Dennis Afanasev (GW) def. Michael Copeland (UNCW) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
6. Leon Back (UNCW) def. William Tutecky (GW) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
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