Men’s Tennis Opens Fall Play on Friday

Sept. 21, 2017


SERVING FIRST: The George Washington men’s tennis team begins fall tournament play at the three-day Joe Hunt Invitational, hosted by Navy, on Friday.

COLONIALS’ COMPETITION: In addition to host Navy, competitors from Delaware, Monmouth, Temple, Mary Washington, Johns Hopkins, Christopher Newport, Liberty, and A-10 foes St. Bonaventure and George Mason will join GW at the tournament.

SET FOR SINGLES: The Colonials will be represented by seniors Chris Fletcher, Christos Hadjigeorgiou, Chris Reynolds and Jabari Stafford, junior Amlan Sahoo, sophomores Dennis Afanasev, Jakub Behun and William Tutecky, and freshman Kaan Tuna.

DOUBLE TROUBLE: GW's doubles teams will be Fletcher/Hadjigeorgiou, Reynolds/Behun, Tutecky/Stafford, and Sahoo/Tuna.

FORMAT: The Joe Hunt Invitational will consists of six singles flights, with each competitor playing in at least four matches, and three doubles flights, with each pair playing three matches minimum.

ABOUT JOE HUNT: This year marks the third edition of the Joe Hunt Invitational. Joe Hunt won the NCAA doubles title in 1938 while attending USC before transferring to Navy and winning the NCAA singles title in 1941. Hunt went on to win the U.S. Open singles title in 1943 and lost his life in a training flight in 1945.

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