Men's Tennis Falls To Richmond, 4-1, In A-10 Tournament Final

April 10, 2004

MONROEVILLE, PA - The George Washington men's tennis team failed to win its first tournament title since 1979 after suffering a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Richmond Spiders on Saturday, April 10. The Colonials, who have reached the tournament final 10 times, managed only one victory in both singles and doubles play and finished the season with a 14-7 record.

Junior Jake Jopling (Wexford, PA/North Allegheny) scored the lone point for GW with a 6-4, 6-0 victory at number three singles. He teamed with senior Matt Hane (Walterboro, SC/Porter-Gaud) to win at number one doubles, but GW was unable to secure the doubles point after losing the other two doubles matches.

Richmond earned its second title in three years and will be the Atlantic 10's representative in the NCAA Tournament.

David Donn (UR) vs. Matt Hane 4-6, 6-3, 3-2 DNF
Derek Schwandt (UR) vs. Matt Treadgold 3-6, 6-3, 3-1 DNF
Jake Jopling (GW) def. Matt Cabana 6-4, 6-0
Jeppy Moss (UR) def. Daniel Raisbeck 6-3, 6-2
Matt Stillwagon (UR) def. Will Timmons 7-6 (4), 6-4
Eric Hage (UR) def. Brett Warner 7-5, 7-6

Hane / Jopling (GW) def. Schwandt / Cabana 8-3
Donn / Moss (UR) def. Warner / Raisbeck 8-6
Stillwagon / Ryan Goldsmith (UR) def. Treadgold / Daniel Balke 8-2



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