Dias, Fomin Advance at ITA/D'Novo All-American Men's Tennis Championships
Colonials' Pair Down Opponents to Advance to Round 2 of Singles Qualifying
Oct. 1, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - George Washington men’s tennis sophomore Francisco Dias and junior Nikita Fomin both advanced to the second round of singles qualifying after downing their respective opponents on Monday at the ITA/D'Novo All-American Men's Tennis Championships hosted by the University of Tulsa at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
The tournament, which features the largest field of any collegiate tennis championship with more than 300 competitors, is comprised of three stages of competition - pre-qualifying, qualifying and main draw. Dias – who is ranked No. 89 in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) – and Fomin were both automatically entered into singles qualifying on Monday.
Fomin, who upset two nationally ranked players at last weekend’s UVA Ranked +1 Invitational, advanced to Round 2 after knocking off No. 66 Aaron Pfister of Michigan State by set scores of 7-5, 6-1. The win marks Fomin’s third defeat over a nationally ranked opponent this season - his first season with the Colonials - and second in as many matches. The
Later in the afternoon, Dias defeated Hunter Nicholas of
Both doubles pairs of Dias and senior Alexander van Gils, and Fomin and freshman Danil Zelenkov are automatically entered into the doubles qualifying round which will also begin on Tuesday morning. Dias and van Gils received a bye to Round 2 and will take on the No. 55 pair in the nation in Spencer Newman and Alex Petrone of Michigan, and Fomin and Zelenkov will face Mississippi State's James Chaudry and Zach White in Round 1, both at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Main-draw singles and doubles play is set to begin on Thursday, Oct. 4. Fans can follow the Colonials' run throughout the ITA/D'Novo All-American Championships via the ITA Championship Information Page,
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