No. 57 GW Men's Tennis Rolls Richmond in A-10 Semifinals
Top-Seeded Colonials Will Rematch with No. 50 and Second-Seeded VCU in Fifth Straight Title Match
April 19, 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 downed Richmond, 4-0, in the semifinals of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship at the indoor Boar’s Head Sports Club on Saturday morning to earn a spot in its fifth straight conference title match.
Top-seeded GW (16-6) took an early 1-0 lead when it claimed the doubles point in the Nos. 1 and 2 matches, then picked up singles victories in the second, third and sixth flights to blank Richmond (11-14). The Colonials will rematch with defending champion No. 50 and second-seeded VCU, which defeated Duquesne, 4-0, to advance to the finals.
The No. 2 doubles team of senior Nikita Fomin and sophomore Danil Zelenkov rolled to an 8-1 win over the Spiders’ Alex Hahn and Canyon Teague, and the No. 1 tandem of junior Francisco Dias and freshman Julius Tverijonas, the No. 62 doubles team in the country, defeated Ethan Dunbar and Jacob Dunbar, 8-3.
Senior Ulrik Thomsen lifted the Colonials to a 2-0 lead when he downed Jonathan Quenard, 6-2, 6-0, in No. 6 singles, and Zelenkov picked up the squad’s third point with a convincing 6-1, 6-0 win at the No. 3 spot.
Fomin clinched the match for GW when he defeated Jacob Dunbar, 6-2, 6-4, in the No. 2 match. It was a race to the finish, though, as senior Viktor Svensson and Tverijonas both had their opponents at match point with Tverijonas leading Hahn, 6-1, 5-4, at the No. 4 spot and Svensson leading Teague, 6-2, 5-3, at No. 5.
GW returns to the Boar’s Head Sports Club on Sunday at 10 a.m. in search of its third A-10 Championship crown in four years. The Colonials look to avenge a narrow 4-3 loss to the Rams in last season’s title match.
#57 George Washington 4, Richmond 0
No. 1 – Francisco Dias (GW) vs. #125 Ethan Dunbar (RICH) – 4-6, 3-2 (DNF)
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin (GW) def. Jacob Dunbar (RICH) – 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 – Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Dylan Trent (RICH) – 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 – Julius Tverijonas (GW) vs. Alex Hahn (RICH) – 6-1, 5-4 (DNF)
No. 5 – Viktor Svensson (GW) vs. Canyon Teague (RICH) – 6-2, 5-3 (DNF)
No. 6 – Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Jonathan Quenard (RICH) – 6-2, 6-0
No. 1 – #62 Francisco Dias/Julius Tverijonas (GW) def. Ethan Dunbar/Jacob Dunbar (RICH) – 8-3
No. 2 – Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Alex Hahn/Canyon Teague (RICH) – 8-1
No. 3 – Viktor Svensson/Ulrik Thomsen (GW) vs. Jonathan Quenard/Dylan Trent (RICH) – 3-3 (DNF)
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