Men's Tennis Blanks Rhode Island to Open A-10 Championship Play
April 4, 2008
MONROEVILLE, PA - George Washington men's tennis, the number one seed in the 2008 Men's Tennis Atlantic 10 Championship, defeated No. 8 seed Rhode Island by a score of 4-0 in the second round of the tournament Friday afternoon at Club 4 Life in Monroeville, PA. The Rams beat 9-seeded Dayton, 4-3, earlier in the day to advance. The Colonials were awarded with a first-round bye.
GW will now face either No. 5 St. Bonaventure or No. 4 Duquesne Saturday, at 11:00 a.m.
In Friday's match, which was called after the Colonials claimed the fourth and deciding point, GW took the doubles point by quickly claiming two of the doubles matches. Mustafa Gencsoy and Maxx Wattenberg teamed-up in the No. 1 flight to win 8-4, while in the No. 3 position, Sam Salyer and Yan Levinski cruised, 8-2.
In singles play, No. 1 player Mustafa Gencsoy won in two sets, 6-1, 7-6 (6) to gain the Colonials a point. Freshman Erik Hannah and sophomore Ryan Schlachter earned the other two GW wins. The remaining three singles matches went unfinished. Hannah won 6-4, 6-1 in the No. 4 flight, while No. 5 player Schlachter won 6-1, 6-2
In other tournament action on Friday, No. 5 St. Bonaventure defeated No. 12 Fordham, 4-0, No. 6 Richmond downed No. 11 La Salle, 5-0, and No. 10 Saint Louis upset No. 7 Saint Joseph's, 4-0.
The championship match is set for Sunday, Apr. 6, at 11:00 a.m.