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No. 55 GW Men's Tennis Looks to Extend Win Streak at Navy

Sophomore Danil Zelenkov has gone unbeaten in his last four singles matches.
Sophomore Danil Zelenkov has gone unbeaten in his last four singles matches.

March 7, 2014

WASHINGTON – No. 55 George Washington men’s tennis will look for its fifth straight road win on Saturday when it travels to Annapolis, Md., for a 12 p.m. match against Navy at the Brigade Sports Complex.

Nationally ranked GW (5-4) is coming off an exciting week of action in which it beat three opponents, including a pair of top-70 programs, to secure eighth-year Head Coach Greg Munoz’s 100th career victory and re-enter the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings at No. 55. Additionally, senior Ulrik Thomsen was named the Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week after clinching all three weekend matches at No. 5 singles.

GW looks to extend its win streak after topping No. 70 Charlotte (4-0), No. 60 UNC Wilmington (4-3) and East Carolina (4-3) during last weekend's swing through North Carolina. Rookie Julius Tverijonas leads the Buff and Blue in singles with a 5-3 record while senior Nikita Fomin is 9-7 overall and 3-2 in dual matches. The No. 1 doubles team of Tverijonas and junior Francisco Dias owns a team-best record of 4-3 and the No. 2 pair of Fomin and sophomore Danil Zelenkov and No. 3 senior tandem of Viktor Svensson and Ulrik Thomsen are both 4-4 this spring.



In addition to GW, Navy (8-4) hosts Mount St. Mary’s and Monmouth this weekend as part of its 11-match homestand. The Midshipmen enter Saturday’s contest on a four-match winning streak after holding Delaware and Coppin State scoreless with 7-0 wins on Saturday. Calvin Mark is 9-3 in singles play this spring while Austin Jones is 8-3 and Alex Gaines (4-0) and Jake Darrah (2-0) are both undefeated. The No. 2 doubles team Mark and Blake Daniel own a team-best record of 7-2 in dual matches.

GW and Navy last met two seasons ago when the Colonials earned a convincing 6-1 decision over the Midshipmen on the road.

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