No. 55 GW Men's Tennis Looks to Extend Win Streak at Navy
Colonials Look for Fifth Straight Road Victory on Saturday
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.