#67 @GWMensTennis Remains Unbeaten in A-10 With 5-1 Win Over Charlotte
Colonials Head to Radford, Va., to Face Longwood and Radford on Saturday and Sunday
April 12, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The No. 67 George Washington men's tennis team remains unblemished in Atlantic 10 action after earning a 5-1 win over conference rival Charlotte on Friday afternoon at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.
The Colonials improve to 13-5 overall and 4-0 in league play with the win, while the 49ers fall to 11-8, 1-2 in the A-10.
"We are now used to playing in windy conditions and know how to use it to our advantage, which is what we did today," said head coach Greg Munoz. "This was the best doubles performance I have seen this season, especially from Danil and Nikita. Everyone had great energy and great momentum and we took that into singles play."
GW opened the match with a sweep of the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. At the No. 1 spot, junior Ulrik Thomsen and senior Alexander van Gils defeated Jordi Massallé Ferrer and Jack Williams, 8-5. The No. 2 duo of junior Nikita Fomin and freshman Danil Zelenkov limited Charlotte's Alex Calott and Paul Cisti to just two games in an 8-2 victory, and the 90th-ranked No. 3 team of sophomore Francisco Dias and senior Leonardo Lapentti took down Kamil Khalil and Krzysztof Kwasniewicz, 8-4, to improve to 13-0 on the season.
In No. 1 singles action, Fomin earned a 7-5, 6-3 decision over Williams, and Dias rolled to a dominating 6-3, 6-1 victory over Massallé Ferrer in the No. 2 slot. In the No. 4 match, Van Gils held Calott scoreless in the first set and went on to earn a 6-0, 7-5 win. Junior Viktor Svensson remains undefeated in A-10 singles competition for his career after posting a 6-3, 6-2 No. 6 win over Krzysztof Kwasniewicz.
The Colonials return to the court on Saturday with a 10 a.m. match against Longwood at the Radford University Tennis Complex.
#67 George Washington 5, Charlotte 1
No. 1 - Nikita Fomin (GW) def. Jack Williams (CHAR) - 7-5, 6-3
No. 2 - Francisco Dias (GW) def. Jordi Massallé Ferrer (CHAR) - 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 - Danil Zelenkov (GW) vs. Kamil Khalil (CHAR) - 4-6, 6-1 (DNF)
No. 4 - Alexander van Gils (GW) def. Alex Calott (CHAR) - 6-0, 7-5
No. 5 - Paul Cisti (CHAR) def. Leonardo Lapentti (GW) - 6-2, 6-0
No. 6 - Viktor Svensson (GW) def. Krzysztof Kwasniewicz (CHAR) - 6-3, 6-2