Francisco Dias Earns A-10 Men's Tennis Rookie Performer of the Week Nod
Dias Picks Up Second Weekly Honor After Undefeated Weekend
Feb. 13, 2012
Dias went undefeated in both singles and doubles play in matches against
Dias opened the weekend on Friday with a No. 1 singles victory, nearly blanking Winston Lin of Columbia by set scores of 6-0, 6-4. Dias and senior Ugur Atalay then teamed up to win their No. 2 doubles flight over the Lions’ John Yetimoglu and Nathaniel Gery, 9-8 (10-2).
On Saturday, Dias earned an impressive No. 1 singles victory over Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) ranked No. 29 Vasko Mladenov of St. John’s, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6). The duo of Dias and Atalay followed with a No. 1 doubles victory over the Red Storm’s Stefan Bojic and Ilija Vucic by an 8-5 score.
Dias, who is ranked No. 12 in the ITA Atlantic Region, has amassed a No. 1 singles record of 7-2, a No. 1 doubles record of 2-0 and a No. 2 doubles record of 3-3 this season.
GW (3-6) returns to action on Saturday, March 3 with a 1 p.m. match at UNC-Wilmington.