No. 57 Terps Men's Tennis Dominates George Washington, 7-0
March 7, 2008
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 57 Maryland men's tennis team shut out George Washington, 7-0, Friday to win its third straight match and improve its home record to 7-0 on the season.
Maryland (7-2) blanked an opponent for the fifth time this season, while George Washington (8-5) was shut out for the first time this year.
Amit Inbar, Andrew Orban, David Kwon, Boris Fetbroyt and Nickolai Nielsen each won twice for the Terps, who captured every doubles match and failed to lose a set at singles for the second time this season (also vs. Villanova on Feb. 10).
Playing at No. 2 doubles, Nielsen and Inbar got the match off to a great start for the Terps by defeating Erik Hannah and Yan Levinski, 8-1.
Kwon and Michael Coleman clinched the doubles point with their 8-5 win over Elliott Daniels and Ryan Hunter at the No. 3 position.
Orban and Fetbroyt protected their No. 11 national ranking a hard fought victory at No. 1 doubles.
The Terps duo broke Sam Salyer and Ryan Schlachter at 4-4 to take their first lead, and went on to control the rest of the match for an 8-6 victory.
Playing at No. 2 singles, Orban quickly took care of Hannah, winning 6-1, 6-1.
Fetbroyt, playing at No. 4 singles, gave Maryland a commanding 3-0 advantage. He fell behind Schlachter early in both sets, but battled back to win the first and cruised through the second set, winning 6-4, 6-1.
After helping to secure the doubles point, Kwon clinched the match for Maryland with his 6-3, 6-2 victory over Salyer at No. 3 singles.
Inbar, the No. 68-ranked singles player in the country, won his first career match as a ranked player. The freshman's 6-2, 6-3 victory over Levinski at the No. 1 position improved his singles record to 9-0.
At No. 6 singles, Maryland's Alex Aksanov defeated Maxx Wattenberg, 6-1, 6-4, while Nielsen secured the shutout with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Daniels at the No. 5 position.
The Terps will be back in action at the Tennis Center at College Park on Saturday when they play host to Delaware at noon and UMBC at 5 p.m.