GW's Zelenkov Tabbed A-10 Men's Tennis Rookie Performer of the Week
Colonials' Newcomer Earns Second Straight Weekly Nod, Fourth Overall
April 2, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – George Washington freshman Danil Zelenkov has been named the Atlantic 10 Men’s Tennis Rookie Performer of the Week for the second consecutive week, the conference announced on Tuesday.
Zelenkov went undefeated at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles to help the Colonials claim their third straight victory and 10thof the season with a convincing 6-1 win over local foe George Mason on Saturday.
The weekly award marks the fourth for the Skopje, Macedonia product, which is the most by any freshman in the A-10. Zelenkov was also tabbed the league’s Rookie Performer of the Week on Feb. 5, March 6 and March 26.
On Saturday, Zelenkov teamed with No. 2 doubles partner junior Nikita Fomin to earn a 9-7 victory over GMU’s Jimmy Davis and Scott Keaton. Competing at No. 2 singles, Zelenkov nearly held the Patriots’ Tanner Baine scoreless, limiting Baine to just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 win.
Zelenkov and GW – which is ranked No. 68 nationally in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll – return to the court on Saturday, April 6 when they welcome St. John’s to the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus for a 1 p.m. contest. Seniors Leonardo Lapentti and Alexander van Gils will be honored prior to their final home match.
Men's Tennis Advances to A-10 Semifinal
ORLANDO, Fla. - The second-seeded GW men's tennis team blanked seventh-seeded Saint Joseph's in the Atlantic 10 Championship quarterfinal on Friday afternoon...
Men's Tennis Set to Defend A-10 Title
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's tennis team has earned the No. 2 seed in the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship, from April 27-30, at the USTA National...
Men's Tennis Trumps Fordham on Saturday
STERLING, Va. - The George Washington men's tennis team defeated Fordham on Saturday to close the regular season at Trump National Golf Club on Senior Day.
Men's Tennis Downs Georgetown on Thursday
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's tennis team downed cross-town rival Georgetown on Thursday afternoon, 4-2.
Men's Tennis Wraps Regular Season with Pair of Matches
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's tennis team wraps the 2017 regular season with a pair of matches, with a battle at local foe Georgetown on Thursday ...
Men's Tennis Edged by Richmond
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's tennis team was edged by Atlantic 10 foe Richmond on Saturday, 4-3, at the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus.
Men's Tennis Triumphs Over George Mason
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's tennis team defeated Revolutionary Rival George Mason on Friday afternoon, 5-2, at the GW Tennis Center on the Mount...
Men's Tennis to Host Pair of A-10 Matches
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's tennis team hosts Revolutionary Rival George Mason on Friday in the season's outdoor home opener at the GW Tennis...