Oct. 6, 2012
UVA Fall Classic Draw | @GWMensTennis
TULSA, Okla. & CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The George Washington men’s tennis team completed day two of the UVA Fall Classic and sophomore Francisco Dias wrapped action at the ITA/D’Novo All-American Championships on Saturday.
Following a six-day run and upsets over four nationally ranked opponents though singles and doubles competition, No. 89 Dias fell to No. 60 Connor Smith of Ohio State, 6-2, 6-2, in the quarterfinal match of the main draw consolation singles bracket at ITA/D’Novo All-American Championships, hosted by the University of Tulsa at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
At the UVA Fall Classic at the Snyder Tennis Center, senior Leonardo Lapentti fell in the semifinal match of Blue Singles to Anthony Delcore of Wake Forest by set scores of 6-3, 6-0. Lapentti will face William & Mary’s Anton Andersson in the third-place match at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
In Orange Singles, junior Ulrik Thomsen blanked Josia Boda of Liberty, 6-0, 6-0, to advance to the consolation final. He will face fellow Atlantic 10 member VCU’s Dylan McCloskey at 9 a.m. Junior Viktor Svensson automatically advanced to the fifth-place match after UVA’s Alex Scheinman retired following a 4-0 deficit. Svensson will play Matt Berry of Penn State at 12 p.m.
In Gold Doubles play, Lapentti and Thomsen teamed up to defeat Dylan Trent and Justin Baker of league foe Richmond, 8-5. The duo then fell to Yusuke Kusuda and Ted Nilsson of Coastal Carolina, 8-3, in the consolation final match. Svensson and freshman Kevin Kovacs fell to Liberty’s Dillon Segur and Guilleme Secanel, 8-6, in the first consolation round. The duo then received a bye and automatically claimed the consolation third place match.
The three-day UVA Fall Classic closes on Sunday. Follow @GWMensTennis on Twitter for periodic updates throughout the day.
ITA/D’Novo All-American Championships
Main Draw Consolation Singles
No. 60 Connor Smith (OSU) def. No. 89 Francisco Dias (GW) – 6-2, 6-4
UVA Fall Classic
Anthony Delcore (Wake Forest) def. Leonardo Lapentti (GW) - 6-3, 6-0
Consolation Round 2
Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Josia Boda (Liberty) - 6-0, 6-0
Consolation Round 2
Viktor Svensson (GW) def. Alex Scheinman (UVA) – 4-0 (ret.)
Leonardo Lapentti/Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Dylan Trent/Justin Baker (Rich) – 8-5
Dillon Segur/Guilleme Secanel (Liberty) def. Kevin Kovacs/Viktor Svensson (GW) – 8-6
Consolation Third Place
Kevin Kovacs/Viktor Svensson (GW) – Bye