Men's Tennis Compete in USTA Invitational

Sept. 28, 2010


FLUSHING, NY - GW's men's tennis team participated in the USTA College Invitational Sept. 24-26, taking on some of the top teams in the eastern region.

Co-captain Christopher Kushma and Alexander van Gils pulled off an upset in doubles when they defeated the top seed from Harvard, 8-6. The duo fell later in the first day in a tough 9-8 match to Fairleigh Dickenson's Ibrahim Shams and Peter Skvarka. In the second day of doubles competition, Viktor Svensson replaced Kushma due to injury and teamed with Van Gils to defeat Princeton's Bloom and Spindler, 8-4.

In singles action, freshman Viktor Svensson showed his potential by winning three of his four matches and only losing to one of Harvard's top players. Following Svensson's performance, Van Gils only dropped one match against the winner of his draw from Marist.

The Colonials turn their focus to preparing for competition at the ITA/D'Novo All-American Championships Oct. 2-4 in Tulsa, OK.

Day 1 Results
Van Gils/Kushma(GW) def. (1) MacMaster/Schultz( Harvard) 8-6
Shams/Skvarka(FDU) def. Van Gils/Kushma (GW) 9-8
Tizin Bucher (Columbia) def. Christopher Kushma (GW) 4-6;6-5(withdraw)
Alexander van Gils (GW) def. (3) Ravi Yegya-Raman (Princeton) 3-6; 6-2; 6-4
Viktor Svensson (GW) d. Brendan Seaver (Harvard) 1-6; 6-2; 6-2

Day 2 Results
Van Gils/Svensson(GW) d Bloom/Spindler (Princeton) 8-4
Landon Greene (Marist) d Alexander van Gils (GW) 3-6; 6-3; 11-9
Viktor Svensson (GW) d Dan Salomon (NJIT) 6-2; 6-1
Alex Van Gils(GW) d Brandon Debot (Dartmouth) 6-2; 7-6
Viktor Svensson (GW) d Mark Milbrandt (Penn) 6-1;6-1



Day 3 Results
Alistair Felton (Harvard) d Viktor Svensson (GW) 7-5; 6-3
Alexander van Gils (GW) d Casey MacMaster (Harvard) 6-4; 6-4

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