#57 GW Men's Tennis Tops Dayton at A-10 Championship
Top-Seeded Colonials Will Face Fourth-Seeded Richmond on Saturday
April 18, 2014
WHO: No. 57 GW Men's Tennis | No. 1 Seed
WHAT: 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship | Bracket | Championship Central
WHERE: Boar's Head Sports Club - Charlottesville, Va. | Directions | Property Map
WHEN: Thursday, April 17 - Sunday, April 20, 2014
HOW TO FOLLOW: @GWMensTennis on Twitter & Instagram | Atlantic 10 Mobile App | Like GW Men's Tennis on Facebook
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 57 George Washington men’s tennis team earned a commanding 4-0 win over Dayton to advance to the semifinals of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship on Friday morning at the Boar’s Head Sports Club.
The top-seeded Colonials (15-6) won the doubles point and earned straight-set victories at the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 singles positions to down the eighth-seeded Flyers (8-11). GW will face No. 4 Richmond in the semifinals on Saturday at 10 a.m.
In doubles action, seniors Viktor Svensson and Ulrik Thomsen teamed up to defeat Dayton’s Drew Hanley and Enzo Milano, 8-3, in the No. 3 match, and senior Nikita Fomin and sophomore Danil Zelenkov secured the point at the No. 2 spot with an 8-5 win over Colin Bernier and Aiden Koross.
Thomsen pushed GW’s lead to 2-0 with a dominating 6-0, 6-1 win over Bernier at No. 6 singles, and Tverijonas made it a three-point lead in the fourth flight with a 6-1, 6-2 decision over Josh Malyon. Svensson clinched the match at the No. 5 spot as he defeated Andy Druffel, 6-4, 6-1.
The Colonials return to the Boar’s Head Sports Club on Saturday morning with hopes of reaching their fifth straight conference championship title match. GW defeated Richmond, 6-1, at home on April 5.
#57 George Washington 4, Dayton 0
No. 1 – Francisco Dias (GW) vs. Aidan Koross (DAY) – 6-4, 0-3 (DNF)
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin (GW) vs. Bernardo Sanson (DAY) – 6-7, 1-1 (DNF)
No. 3 – Danil Zelenkov (GW) vs. Drew Hanley (DAY) – 6-1, 3-2 (DNF)
No. 4 – Julius Tverijonas (GW) def. Josh Malyon (DAY) – 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 – Viktor Svensson (GW) def. Andy Druffel (DAY) – 6-4, 6-1
No. 6 – Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Colin Bernier (DAY) – 6-0, 6-1
No. 1 – #62 Francisco Dias/Julius Tverijonas (GW) vs. Josh Malyon/Bernardo Sanson (DAY) – 5-5 (DNF)
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Colin Bernier/Aidan Koross (DAY) – 8-5
No. 3 – Viktor Svensson/Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Drew Hanley/Enzo Milano (DAY) – 8-3
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