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GW Men's Tennis Heads to St. John's for Sunday Showdown


Feb. 7, 2014

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WASHINGTON – George Washington men’s tennis hits the road again this weekend with a 4 p.m. match against St. John’s at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sunday.

GW (0-2) looks to bounce back from a 4-1 loss at No. 62 Cornell two weeks ago. The Colonials earned the doubles point over the Big Red as the No. 1 team of junior Francisco Dias and freshman Julius Tverijonas were successful with a 6-4 win and the No. 3 senior duo of Viktor Svensson and Ulrik Thomsen earned a 6-5 (5) victory, but it was not enough to overcome the singles losses.

Dias is 1-0 in singles action on the spring season while Tverijonas and sophomore Danil Zelenkov are both 1-1. Dias and Tverijonas and Svensson and Thomsen are also 1-1 through doubles play.

St. John’s (2-1) is coming off a 4-3 win over DePaul on Jan. 31 for its first Big East victory of the season. The Red Storm host Marist on Friday at 3 p.m. before welcoming the Colonials for a Sunday matinee.



Last season GW defeated St. John’s, 5-2, in its home finale on the strength of the doubles point and singles victories from Dias, senior Nikita Fomin, Thomsen and Zelenkov.

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