GW Men's Tennis Heads to Dartmouth for ECAC Indoor Championship
Colonials to Face No. 63 Dartmouth in First Round of Annual Event
Feb. 13, 2014
ECAC Indoor Championship Draw
The eight-team event at the Boss Tennis Center and Gordon Pavilion features five top 65 nationally ranked teams by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). GW (1-2) is joined at the annual indoor championship by Brown (3-2), No. 40 Columbia (5-1), 2013 champion No. 62 Cornell (4-2), host No. 63 Dartmouth (7-1), No. 25 Harvard (2-2), Penn (0-2) and No. 55 Princeton (5-0).
The Colonials are the sixth seed in the tournament and will first face third-seeded Dartmouth on Friday at 4:30 p.m. If GW wins, it will face the winner of Saturday’s match between second-seeded Columbia and No. 7 Princeton on Sunday at 2 p.m. The losers of the GW/Dartmouth and Columbia/Princeton matches will square off in the consolation semifinals at 8 a.m. on Sunday.
The Buff and Blue are coming off a 4-3 win at St. John’s on Sunday. The Colonials earned the doubles point, limiting the Big Red to four games combined, as the No. 1 pair of junior Francisco Dias and freshman Julius Tverijonas earned a 6-1 victory and the No. 2 team of senior Nikita Fomin and sophomore Danil Zelenkov downed its opponent, 6-3. Dias, Tverijonas and senior Ulrik Thomsen sealed the match victory with Nos. 1, 3 and 5 singles wins, respectively.
Dias, who is currently ranked the No. 79 singles player in the nation by the ITA, is 8-3 overall and is undefeated at 2-0 on the spring. Reigning A-10 Rookie Performer of the Week Tverijonas is 2-1 in singles action, and the junior-freshman tandem are 2-1 in doubles this season.
Last year GW went 1-2 in its ECAC Championship run, which was highlighted by an upset victory over No. 59 Dartmouth.