Fomin Leads GW Men's Tennis at ITA Atlantic Regional
Junior Advances to Singles Round of 16; Two Doubles Teams Move On to Round of 16
Oct. 20, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The George Washington men’s tennis team completed Day 2 of the 2012 USTA/ITA Atlantic Regional Championship on Friday, hosted by the University of Virginia at the Cavaliers’ Snyder Tennis Center and the Boars Head Sports Club.
Junior Nikita Fomin advanced to the round of 16 of the singles main draw, while he and doubles partner freshman Danil Zelenkov and the duo of senior Alexander van Gils and junior Ulrik Thomsen advanced to the round of 16 of the doubles draw.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Atlantic Region includes schools located in
The tournament is a single-elimination format and winners of the singles and doubles flights will earn automatic bids to the ITA National Indoor Championship in November.
Thomsen opened the day with a three-set victory over Atlantic 10 newcomer VCU’s Jaime Vazquez by scores of 6-3, 6-7, 6-4. He then fell to the No. 2 ranked player in the country and the tournament’s No. 1 seed, Jarmere Jenkins of UVA, 6-0, 6-3.
Fomin, who is seeded 10th, earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory over
Zelenkov – the No. 15 seed in the tournament – defeated
After receiving a bye through Round 1, the fifth-seeded doubles pair of van Gils and Thomsen downed local rivals Dan Khanin and Shane Korber of
Fomin and Zelenkov teamed up to take down Eric and Evan Ward of
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USTA/ITA Atlantic Reional
Main Draw Singles
Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Jaime Vazquez (VCU) – 6-3, 6-7, 6-4
No. 2 Jarmere Jenkins (UVA) def. Ulrik Thomsen (GW) – 6-0, 6-3
Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Jore Azuero (LIBERTY) – 7-5, 6-1
Ben Guthrie (W&M) def. Danil Zelenkov (GW) – 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5)
Harrison Richmond (UVA) def. Alexander van Gils (GW) – 6-1, 6-3
Main Draw Doubles
Alexander van Gils/Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Dan Khanin/Shane Korber (GU) – 8-4
Nikita Fomin/Danil Zelenkov (GW) def. Eric Ward/Evan Ward (MSU) – 8-2
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