Continuing to Climb: GW Men's Tennis Moves to No. 51 in National Poll
Colonials Squad Goes Unbeaten in Pair of Weekend Matches to Improve in ITA Rankings
March 25, 2014
WASHINGTON – The George Washington men’s tennis team went 2-0 in a pair of weekend matches and has subsequently improved to No. 51 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Team Rankings, the governing body released on Tuesday.
The Colonials (10-5) swept its Atlantic Region competition with convincing wins over Morgan State and UMBC to earn their highest ranking of the season after being tabbed the No. 54 program one week ago. Additionally, the No. 1 doubles tandem of junior Francisco Dias and freshman Julius Tverijonas remain in the top-80 as the No. 76 pair in the nation.
GW opened outdoor home action at the GW Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon with a 7-0 blanking of Morgan State, before downing UMBC, 6-1, on the road on Sunday. The squad has won nine of its last 10 matches, nine of which have been on the road.
Dias and Tverijonas are 8-5 on the spring season as the Colonials’ top doubles team and have won four of their last six bouts. The duo earned consecutive wins this weekend as it defeated the Bears' Evan Ward and Duk Young-Park, 8-4, and the Retrievers’ Justin Carter and Melker Svard, 8-6.
GW returns home to open Atlantic 10 action when it welcomes Fordham and Richmond in back-to-back matches on Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, before traveling to No. 25 Wake Forest on Sunday, April 6.