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GW Men's Tennis Completes Georgetown Classic and UVA Invite

Senior Ulrik Thomsen and freshman Daniel O'Connor finished as runners up of the Georgetown Classic doubles draw.

Senior Ulrik Thomsen and freshman Daniel O'Connor finished as runners up of the Georgetown Classic doubles draw.

Sept. 23, 2013

Complete Results

WASHINGTON & CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The George Washington men’s tennis team wrapped its first weekend of competition on Saturday at the Georgetown Classic and the UVA Ranked +1 Invitational.

At the Georgetown Classic, held at the Hoyas’ McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex, freshman Daniel O’Connor and senior Ulrik Thomsen earned runner-up status after reaching the doubles title match. Thomsen also earned his way to the singles quarterfinals while O’Connor fell in the round of 16.

“Daniel and Ulrik showed great promise battling in the doubles final with a very respectable ASA team with tremendous talent,” Head Coach Greg Munoz said. “I am very proud with how the team played and conducted itself over the weekend.”

The tandem first defeated Norfolk State’s, Igor Braga and Robin Riethmeuller, 8-7 (3), to reach the doubles championship, but the duo ultimately fell to Jack Boling and Tim Srkala of ASA.

After receiving a first-round bye and earning a straight-set victory over his opponent from Johns Hopkins on Friday, Thomsen fell in the quarterfinal round by scores of 4-6, 3-6 to ASA’s Srkala, the No. 3 NJCAA singles player in the nation. O’Connor dropped a 5-7, 2-6 match to Georgetown’s Yannik Mahlangu.

At the UVA Ranked +1 Invitational at the Synder Tennis Center, sophomore Danil Zelenkov worked his way through the Orange Singles consolation back draw, defeating Virginia’s Harrison Richmond, 6-2, 6-3, and earning a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Michael Zhu of Michigan.  Senior Viktor Svensson dropped his first Orange Singles back draw match to Wake Forest’s Jonathan Ho, 2-6, 6-7, then picked up his first career upset victory over a nationally ranked player with a 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 win over Binghamton’s No. 122 Sidharta Hazarika.



In the Black Doubles back draw, Zelenkov and senior Nikita Fomin defeated Binghamton’s duo of Hazarika and Ismael Dinia.

The Colonials return to action on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.

Georgetown Classic
Yannik Mahlangu (GU) def. Daniel O’Connor (GW) – 7-5, 6-2
Tim Srkala (ASA) def. Ulrik Thomsen (GW) – 6-4, 6-3

Daniel O’Connor/Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Igor Braga/Robin Riethmueller (NSU) – 8-7 (3)
Jack Boling/Tim Srkala (ASA) def. Daniel O’Connor/Ulrik Thomsen (GW) – 8-3

UVA Ranked +1 Invitational
Blue Singles
Van Domrongsri (UL) def. #70 Nikita Fomin (GW) – 6-1, 7-6
David O’Hare (MEMPH) def. #70 Nikita Fomin (GW) – 7-5, 5-7, 6-4

Orange Singles
Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Harrison Richmond (UVA) – 6-2, 6-3
Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Michael Zhu (MICH) – 6-4, 7-6
Jonathan Ho (WAKE) def. Viktor Svensson (GW) – 6-2, 7-6
Viktor Svensson (GW) def. #122 Sidharta Hazarika (BING) – 5-7, 6-4, 7-5

Black Doubles
Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Ismael Dinia/Sidharta Hazarika (BING) – 8-6

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