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Men's Tennis Closes ECAC Tourney with Win over George Washington

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 02/16/2014
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Dan Davies picked up a straight-set win at sixth singles Sunday for Princeton.
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4 (55) Princeton (6-1) vs. George Washington (1-4)
Feb. 16, 2014 • Hanover, N.H. (ECAC Tournament)

1 Day/McCourt (P) Dias/Tverijonas (GW) 6-3
2 Bloom/Davies (P) Fomin/Zelenkov (GW) 6-4
3 Colautti/Yablon (P) Svensson/Thomsen (GW) 6-4

1 Zack McCourt (P) X (79) Francisco Dias (GW) 6-5, 3-6, 5-4 DNF
2 Alex Day (P) X Nikita Fomin (GW) 6-5, 5-6, 4-5 DNF
3 Tom Colautti (P) Julius Tverijonas (GW) 5-6(2), 6-2, 6-3
4 Josh Yablon (P) Danil Zelenkov (GW) 6-4, 6-3
5 Augie Bloom (P) X Ulrik Thomsen (GW) 6-4, 2-6, 5-4 DNF
6 Dan Davies (P) Viktor Svensson (GW) 6-0, 6-4

Next match: at Blue Gray National Tennis Classic, Montgomery, Ala., Fri.-Sun., opponents TBA
Match notes: Princeton is now 13-0 all-time against George Washington, with the first 12 meetings coming in Princeton; 11 of the 12 meetings came between 1993 and 2005, the last time the Tigers and Colonials got together ... Princeton was the third Ivy League team GW faced, having lost to Cornell 4-1 in Ithaca last month and Dartmouth 4-0 to open the ECAC Tournament ... the draw for the Blue Gray tournament, which features eight ITA-ranked teams, will come out Wednesday ... Princeton is 6-1 for the first time since 2007.
Order of finish: Doubles: 1,2,3; Singles: 6,4,3

Coach Billy Pate on the match:
"This was another tough match and certainly much closer than the final score indicates. George Washington has a very strong group and fought us tooth and nail. Though we won a close doubles point and put together a 3-0 lead, it wasn't easy to get the fourth point. I was proud of how we won four second sets in singles to turn the momentum back in our favor. We look forward to getting back to work and preparing for an outstanding national field at the Blue Gray next weekend."
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