Men's Tennis Reaches A-10 Tournament Finals After Defeating Saint Joseph's, 4-2

April 9, 2004

MONROEVILLE, PA - The George Washington men's tennis team continued their run to the Atlantic 10 Championship by defeating Saint Joseph's, 4-2, on Friday, April 9, in the semifinals. GW lost the doubles point for the first time in five matches, but won four singles matches to secure the victory.

Senior Matt Hane (Walterboro, SC/Porter-Gaud) led the charge with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Frank Velazquez at number one singles to improve his record to 18-3 on the season. Juniors Matt Treadgold (Glenmont, NY/Bethlehem Central) and Jake Jopling (Wexford, PA/North Allegheny) also secured straight set victories at numbers two and three singles, respectively. Sophomore Will Timmons (Greenville, SC/Christ Church Episcopal) was the other winner for GW at number five singles.

The victory set up a final between the No. 2 seeded Colonials and the No. 1 seeded Spiders to be held on Saturday, April 10 at 11:00 a.m. The two teams met earlier in the season, a 4-3 victory for Richmond on January 18.

1. Matt Hane (GW) def. Frank Velazquez (SJU), 6-1, 6-4
2. Matt Treadgold (GW) def. Jim Holland (SJU), 6-3, 6-4
3. Jake Jopling (GW) def. Chris Spencer (SJU), 6-1, 7-5
4. Daniel Raisbeck (GW) vs. A.J. Garabedian (SJU), 6-4, 5-3, DNF
5. Will Timmons (GW) def. Van Homer Pangilinan (SJU), 6-4, 6-4
6. Antonio Aniello (SJU) def. Brett Warner (GW), 6-2, 6-2

1. Hane/Jopling (GW) def. Velazques/Pangilinan (SJU), 8-6
2. Holland/Garabedian (SJU) def. Warner/Raisbeck (GW), 9-8 (4)
3. Chris Spencer/Aniello (SJU) def. Treadgold/Daniel Balke (GW), 9-8 (5)



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