Dias, Fomin Head to Singles Finals at UVA Ranked +1 Invitational
Colonials' Pair Posts Consecutive Victories to Advance to Respective Title Matches
Sept. 22, 2012
Sophomore Francisco Dias – who is ranked No. 89 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) – and junior newcomer Nikita Fomin both went undefeated in singles play on Saturday at the
“I couldn’t be prouder of these players as they were given the opportunity to compete with the best in the nation and they showed they can,” said seventh-year head coach Greg Munoz. “We have compiled a 12-6 record so far with two wins over Top 70 players and I am excited for everyone. We are really looking forward to building on this success not only tomorrow but for the remainder of the fall season.”
Dias opened Orange Singles action with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Johnny Grimal of Memphis before topping North Carolina’s No. 68 Nelson Vick in his semifinal match by scores of 3-6, 6-1, 7-5. He will face the No. 2 player in the country -
Fomin worked his way to the Gold Singles championship with a pair of victories, including an upset over a Top 60 player. He first defeated No. 52 Alexis Huegas of VCU by scores of 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, then took care of Adrian Skogeng of
Freshman Danil Zelenkov went 2-0 on the day in White Singles play with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Penn State’s Bryan Welnetz, followed by a three-set comeback over Cedric De Zutter of Memphis by scores of 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Zelenkov will play for ninth place on Sunday against Jon Ho of
Senior Alexander van Gils struggled in the Blue Singles flight as he fell to NC State’s Sean Weber, 6-2, 6-1, then dropped a 6-4, 6-3 match to William Kalberg of Mississippi in the fifth-place bracket. Van Gils will play for seventh place on Sunday against Julian Childer of
Doubles scores were not immediately available.
Singles action at UVA is set to begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Follow the @GWMensTennis Twitter handle for periodic updates throughout the day.
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