#67 GW Men's Tennis Rolls Radford, 4-0, for Eight Straight Win
Colonials Post Longest Win Streak Under Head Coach Greg Munoz
April 14, 2013
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
Fletcher, Afanasev Sweep A-10 Weekly Honors
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington men's tennis has swept Atlantic 10 weekly awards, with junior Chris Fletcher earning Player of the Week and Dennis...
Men's Tennis Wins Fourth Straight on Sunday
STERLING, Va. - The George Washington men's tennis team won its fourth-straight match on Sunday, defeating St. John's, 5-2, at Trump National Golf Club.
Men's Tennis Shuts Out Navy
STERLING, Va. - The George Washington men's tennis squad opened a pair of weekend matches with a dominant, 7-0, victory over Navy on Saturday afternoon at...
Men's Tennis Set for Weekend Matches
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's tennis team returns to action with a pair of weekend matches at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. ...
Men's Tennis Downs Temple
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's tennis team overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat visiting Temple, 4-2, at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center on...
Men's Tenis' Tverijonas Earns National Ranking
TEMPE, Ariz. - George Washington men's tennis senior Julius Tverijonas has broken into the ITA national singles rankings at No. 118 in the Feb. 21 rankings.
Men's Tennis Closes Weekend with Win
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The George Washington men's tennis team closed the weekend with a victory over DePaul on Saturday at William & Mary, 6-1.
Men's Tennis Falls at William & Mary
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The George Washington men's tennis team fell at William & Mary on Friday afternoon, 5-2, to begin a pair of road matches this weekend.