Men's Tennis Bows Out in A-10 Semis
Colonials edged by VCU, 4-3
ORLANDO, Fla. - The George Washington men's tennis team ended its Atlantic 10 Championship run in the semifinal round on Saturday, falling to VCU, 4-3, at the USTA National Campus.
The second-seeded Colonials (17-7) had an early lead after doubles play, but third-seeded VCU took four singles matches to advance to the final.
Junior Christos Hadjigeorgiou and senior Fernando Sala took a doubles win in the No. 2 spot and junior Chris Reynolds and freshman Jakub Behun won in third-flight play to give the Colonials the early 1-0 advantage over the Rams.
Reynolds carried his momentum into singles play, dominating in a straight-set triumph at No. 3 to increase GW's lead to 2-0.
VCU then mounted a comeback, taking the Nos. 6 and 2 to tie the match at 2-2.
Senior Julius Tverijonas gave GW the edge with his top-flight, three-set win before VCU took No. 5 to put all eyes on court four with the score at 3-3.
Hadjigeorgiou fought hard, pushing his match to a third set after dropping the first, but ultimately fell as VCU took the match, 4-3.
GW closes the season with the most wins since the 2014 season under the direction of first-year head coach David Macpherson.
VCU 4, GW 3
1. Julius Tverijonas/Christopher Fletcher (GW) vs. Daryl Monfils/Marten Jonsson (VCU), 4-4, DNF
2. Christos Hadjigeorgiou/Fernando Sala (GW) def. Vitor Lima/Arvid Noren (VCU), 6-4
3. Chris Reynolds/Jakub Behun (GW) def. Javier Amantegui/Louis Ishizaka (VCU), 6-4
Order of Finish: 3, 2
1. Julius Tverijonas (GW) def. Daryl Monfils (VCU), 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
2. Marten Jonsson (VCU) def. Christopher Fletcher (GW), 7-6(9), 6-3
3. Chris Reynolds (GW) def. Arvid Noren (VCU), 6-1, 6-2
4. Vitor Lima (VCU) def. Christos Hadjigeorgiou (GW), 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
5. Ignacio Rivero Crespo (VCU) def. Dennis Afanasev (GW), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
6. Javier Amantegui (VCU) def. William Tutecky (GW), 6-2, 7-6
Order of Finish: 3, 6, 2, 1, 5, 4
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