GW Men's Tennis Catapults Into National Rankings at No. 55
Colonials Secure Highest Team Ranking Since March 2013
March 4, 2014
WASHINGTON - On the heels of a 3-0 weekend in which the George Washington men's tennis team knocked off consecutive top 70 opponents and Head Coach Greg Munoz secured his 100th career victory, the Colonials have launched back into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men's National Team Rankings at No. 55, the collegiate tennis governing body announced on Tuesday.
GW (5-4) is on a four-match win streak and recently swept weekend action with wins over No. 70 Charlotte (4-0), No. 60 UNC Wilmington (4-3) and East Carolina (4-1). The Colonials opened 2014 with a No. 74 national ranking and after unseating back-to-back nationally ranked opponents, they have reached their highest team ranking since No. 49, which they earned on March 12, 2013.
The Buff and Blue are led in singles by rookie Julius Tverijonas, who is 5-3 on the young season, and senior Nikita Fomin, who is 9-7 overall and 3-2 in dual-match play. The No. 1 doubles tandem of Tverijonas and junior Francisco Dias own a team-best 4-3 record this spring while the No. 2 pair of Fomin and sophomore Danil Zelenkov and the No. 3 senior duo of Viktor Svensson and Ulrik Thomsen are both 4-4.
GW has only fallen to top-65 competition this spring - No. 45 BYU, No. 62 Cornell, No. 63 Dartmouth and No. 55 Princeton - and looks to remain unbeaten against unranked opponents when it travels to Navy on Saturday, March. 8. First serve in Annapolis, Md., is scheduled for 12 p.m.