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#67 GW Men's Tennis Rolls Radford, 4-0, for Eight Straight Win

GW picked up its eight straight victory on Sunday over Radford.

GW picked up its eight straight victory on Sunday over Radford.

April 14, 2013

Box Score

RADFORD, Va. – Competing in its third match in as many days, the No. 67 George Washington men’s tennis team blanked its second straight opponent with a 4-0 win over Radford on Sunday at the Radford University Tennis Complex.

The Colonials (15-5) pushed their win streak to eight with the win over the Highlanders (7-12), marking the most consecutive victories under the direction of seventh-year head coach Greg Munoz.

GW opened the afternoon by winning the doubles point and taking a 1-0 lead. Junior Nikita Fomin and freshman Danil Zelenkov teamed up for an 8-2 No. 2 victory over Stijn Meulemans and Joe Mills. In the No. 3 match, the No. 90 team of sophomore Francisco Dias and senior Leonardo Lapentti improved to 15-0 this spring with an 8-6 win over Randall Carter and Radford’s Patrick O’Keefe.

In singles action, Dias defeated Nicholas Sayer, 6-4, 6-2, at the No. 2 spot. Zelenkov earned a three-set No. 3 victory over Thomas Dehaen, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, and Lapentti nearly held Carter scoreless in a 6-1, 6-1 win at the No. 6 spot.

GW closes the regular season on Tuesday at Atlantic 10 newcomer No. 24 VCU. The battle of the nationally ranked A-10 teams was originally scheduled for March 24 but was postponed due to rain.

#67 George Washington 4, Radford 0
No. 1 – Nikita Fomin (GW) vs. Stijn Meulemans (RAD) – 6-7 (8-10), 6-1, 1-0 (DNF)
No. 2 – Francisco Dias (GW) def. Nicholas Sayer (RAD) – 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 – Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Thomas Dehaen (RAD) – 6-1, 4-6, 6-4
No. 4 – Alexander van Gils (GW) vs. Joe Mills (RAD) – 6-7 (1-7), 3-5 (DNF)
No. 5 – Leonardo Lapentti (GW) def. Randall Carter (RAD) – 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 – Viktor Svensson (GW) vs. Patrick O’Keefe (RAD) – 2-6, 7-6 (8-6) (DNF)



No. 1 – Ulrik Thomsen/Alexander van Gils (GW) vs. Thomas Dehaen/Nicholas Sayer (RAD) – 6-5 (DNF)
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Stijn Meulemans/Joe Mills (RAD) – 8-2
No. 3 - #90 Francisco Dias/Leonardo Lapentti (GW) def. Randall Carter/Patrick O’Keefe (RAD) – 8-6

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