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No. 68 GW Men's Tennis Downs St. John's, 5-2, in Home Finale

The 80th-ranked doubles team of sophomore Francisco Dias and senior Leonardo Lapentti defeated St. John's No. 3 pair, 8-2.

April 6, 2013

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WASHINGTON – The No. 68 George Washington men’s tennis team wrapped its final home match of the season with a convincing 5-2 win over St. John’s on Saturday afternoon at the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus.

GW (11-5) posted its fourth consecutive victory with the win over the Red Storm. Prior to the match seniors Leonardo Lapentti and Alexander van Gils were honored in a Senior Day ceremony.

The Buff and Blue opened the contest with a 1-0 lead after winning the doubles point at the Nos. 1 and 3 positions. The No. 80 team in the nation - sophomore Francisco Dias and Lapentti - downed St. John’s’ Hugo Morth and Mark Mozer, 8-2, followed by an 8-6 No. 1 doubles victory from junior Ulrik Thomsen and van Gils over Mike Lampa and Valentin Mihai.

In singles action, junior Nikita Fomin defeated the Red Storm’s Vasko Mladenov, 7-6, 6-1, and Dias rolled to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Mihai at the No. 2 spot. Freshman Danil Zelenkov earned a 6-4, 6-4 decision over Lampa in third-flight action, and Thomsen downed Michael-John Every in the No. 6 match, 6-2, 6-2.

Van Gils was edged by Mozer, 4-6, 4-6, in the No. 4 spot and Lapentti fell to Morth, 2-6, 5-7, in No. 5 action.

GW returns to the court on Sunday with an 11 a.m. match at district rival Georgetown.

#68 George Washington 5, St. John’s 2
No. 1 – Nikita Fomin (GW) def. Vasko Mladenov (SJU) – 7-6, 6-1
No. 2 – Francisco Dias (GW) def. Valentin Mihai (SJU) – 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 – Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Mike Lampa (SJU) – 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 – Mark Mozer (SJU) def. Alexander van Gils (GW) – 6-4, 6-4
No. 5 – Hugo Morth (SJU) def. Leonardo Lapentti (GW) – 6-2, 7-5
No. 6 – Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Michael-John Every (SJU) – 6-2, 6-1

No. 1 – Ulrik Thomsen/Alexander van Gils (GW) def. Mike Lampa/Valentin Mihai (SJU) – 8-6
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) vs. Michael-John Every/Vasko Mladenov (SJU) – 6-5 (Unfinished)
No. 3 - #80 Francisco Dias/Leonardo Lapentti (GW) def. Hugo Morth/Mark Mozer (SJU) – 8-2



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