No. 54 GW Men's Tennis Downs Georgetown, 5-2, in Home Finale
Seniors Shine in Final Home Match
April 11, 2014
WASHINGTON - The No. 54 George Washington men's tennis team closed 2014 home action at the GW Tennis Center at the Mount Vernon Campus with a convincing 5-2 win over crosstown rival Georgetown on Friday afternoon.
Prior to the match seniors Nikita Fomin, Sinan Ipeker, Viktor Svensson and Ulrik Thomsen were honored in a Senior Day ceremony. The Colonials improved to 13-6 overall with the win while the Hoyas fell to 7-11.
In singles action, Fomin downed Shane Korber, 6-3, 6-3, in the No. 2 spot, sophomore Danil Zelenkov earned a 6-3, 6-0 decision over Alex Tropiano at No. 3 and rookie Julius Tverijonas held Jack Murphy scoreless at the No. 4 position, 6-0, 6-0.
Svensson defeated Casey Distaso in the fifth flight by set scores of 6-4, 6-3, and Thomsen won his final singles match at home in perfect fashion, topping John Brosens, 6-0, 6-0, in the No. 6 match.
GW dropped the doubles point to Georgetown as the visitors picked up their second point of the day. The No. 1 duo of junior Francisco Dias and Tverijonas, the No. 86 doubles team in the nation, earned a win for the Colonials, 8-4 win over Shane Korber and Alex Tropiano.
GW wraps the regular season at Atlantic 10 newcomer George Mason for its inaugural Revolutionary Rivalry match on Saturday at 1 p.m. A crucial point is on the line as the Patriots currently lead the Colonials, 8-6, in the competition between the new conference rivals which are separated by less than 20 miles.
#54 George Washington 5, Georgetown 2
No. 1 - Daniel Khanin (GU) def. Francisco Dias (GW) - 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-4
No. 2 - Nikita Fomin (GW) def. Shane Korber (GU) - 6-3, 6-3
No. 3 - Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Alex Tropiano (GU) - 6-3, 6-0
No. 4 - Julius Tverijonas (GW) def. Jack Murphy (GU) - 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 - Viktor Svensson (GW) def. Casey Distaso (GU) - 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 - Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. John Brosens (GU) - 6-0, 6-0