No. 71 Maryland Men's Tennis Sweeps Weekend Matches, Rolls Past George Washington
Feb. 22, 2009
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 71 Maryland men's tennis team made a clean sweep of its weekend matches by defeating George Washington (1-4), 6-1, Sunday.
Andrew Orban and David Kwon led the way by winning in straight sets at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively. Orban had his serve broken in the first game of the match, but the senior didn't drop another game in the first set as he went on to defeat Yan Levinski 6-1, 6-3.
Kwon played a tough match, going back and forth with George Washington's Ugur Atalay all day. The Virginia native was on the ropes in the first set, down 4-5 before hitting a big winner to hold serve as he urged the crowd to make more noise. Kwon then earned a service break and followed it up with a beautiful drop shot to win the set before going on the win the match, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4).
Senior Nickolai Nielsen provided the most dominating win of the day for the Terps as he surrendered just one game to Richard Blumenfeld, winning 6-1, 6-0.
Up 3-1 with the wins by Orban, Nielsen and all three doubles teams, Mathias Sarrazin clinched the match for the Terps (5-3) by defeating Alerx Sohaili at No. 5 singles 6-1, 6-4.
Alex Aksanov rounded out the wins for the Terps as he played a close first set, and a dominant second, defeating Chris Kushma, 6-4, 6-1.
Maryland, which shut out Villanova Saturday, is back in action at noon Sunday when it plays host to Virginia Tech with the Terps looking to even their Atlantic Coast Conference record at 1-1.