George Washington men's tennis junior Nikita Fomin won the Gold Singles flight of the UVA Ranked +1 Invitational on Sunday.
Sept. 23, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – George Washington men’s tennis junior newcomer Nikita Fomin won his fourth straight match in three days to claim the Gold Singles flight championship at the UVA Ranked +1 Invitational at the Snyder Tennis Center on Sunday morning.
Fomin upset his second nationally ranked opponent in two days to win the Gold Singles flight when he defeated No. 70 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer of Louisville by set scores of 7-5, 6-3. The Moscow, Russia, native became the first GW men’s tennis student-athlete ever to win a main draw at the elite tournament, which features 64 players from 16 NCAA Division I teams.
The Orange Singles championship was a battle of nationally ranked opponents in GW’s No. 89 sophomore Francisco Dias and No. 2 Jarmere Jenkins of Virginia. Jenkins’ nearly flawless play proved too much as Dias fell, 6-2, 6-2, and earned second place in the flight.
Freshman Danil Zelenkov took home 10th in White Singles after dropping a three-set match to Jon Ho of Wake Forest by scores of 6-4, 0-6, 6-2. In Blue Singles, senior Alexander van Gils fell to Julian Childers of Illinois, 6-4, 6-2, to take home eighth.
GW returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the ITA/D’Novo All-America Championships in Tulsa, Okla.
Nikita Fomin (GW) def. #70 Sebastian Stiefelmeyer (UL) – 7-5, 6-3
#2 Jarmere Jenkins (UVA) def. #89 Francisco Dias
(GW) – 6-2, 6-2
Julian Childers (UI) def. Alexander van Gils (GW) – 6-4, 6-2
Jon Ho (WFU) def. Danil Zelenkov (GW) – 6-4, 0-6, 6-2