Thomsen, van Gils Lead GW Men's Tennis on Fourth Day of ITA All-American Championships
Colonials' No. 2 Doubles Team Posts Pair of Victories Tuesday
Oct. 4, 2011
GW's No. 2 doubles team of Thomsen and van Gils overpowered
The pair then defeated Georgia Tech's Juan Melian-Puigventos and Dusan Milijevic in an 8-6 decision. The combination of Thomsen's forehand and van Gils' quickness proved too much for the Yellowjackets' duo.
"This match was the highlight of the day," said Head Coach Greg Munoz. "To go head-to-head with a top-10 school with such high energy and defeat its No. 2 doubles team is a moment we will never forget."
In singles play, freshman Francisco Dias dropped a difficult match to
"Francisco played his heart out today and fell to very challenging opponents," said Coach Munoz. "It's difficult to shake the lead out of your feet as a freshman, but we are all very proud of his accomplishments."
Dias faced his second ranked opponent of the day when he and senior Ugur Atalay teamed up against
"I am very proud of everyone today," said Coach Munoz. "They competed hard, learned some valuable lessons and gave a lot of recognition to the GW men's tennis team."
The Colonials return to the court Wednesday for the fifth straight day of competition at the event. Fans can follow live stats and video via the Tournament Central Page.