Terps Knock Off George Washington, 6-1
Feb. 20, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland men's tennis team finished a perfect weekend Saturday, defeating George Washington, 6-1, at the Tennis Center at College Park.
The Terps (6-2) have now won six straight matches at home to start the 2010 campaign.
Maryland controlled the match against the Colonials (1-2) from the beginning, with the team's only loss coming at No. 3 singles.
Tommy Laine continued his hot start to the season with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Erik Hannah at No. 2 singles. Laine is 8-0 in singles play, and has yet to lose a set.
Laine also teamed up with Jesse Kiuru at No. 1 doubles to pick up a perfect 8-0 win over George Washington's Chris Kushma and Yan Levinski. The Terrapins won all three doubles matches to pick up the doubles point.
Later in the day, Kiuru secured a win over the Colonials' Ugur Atalay at No. 4 singles to clinch the match for Maryland.
Head coach Kyle Spencer said that he was glad to see his team control the emotions from its win over Boston College the day before.
"We had a good win [Friday] to start ACC play, and we really wanted to come out here and maintain our focus and execute and not have a letdown," Spencer said.
"We knew they'd be a talented team and would fight hard, and we were able to just stick to our game."
Maryland will return to action on Friday when they hit the road to face Old Dominion at 2 p.m. in Norfolk, Va.
The Terps will be back at home next Sunday for a doubleheader against Richmond (10 a.m.) and Morgan State (4 p.m.) at the Tennis Center at College Park.