Xavier, GW Advance to Men's Tennis Finals
April 14, 2012
CINCINATTI, Ohio--The 2012 Atlantic 10 Men's Tennis Championship Finals will be a rematch of 2011. No 2. Xavier and No. 5 George Washington both advanced to Sunday's title match with semifinal wins Saturday at the Queen City Racquet Club after rainy weather forced the semifinals inside.
The finals will be played at 11:00 am at the primary championship site, the Lindner Family Tennis Center. It will be XU's sixth straight appearance in the finals. Xavier lost to GW in last year's title match.
The Musketeers defeated No. 6 Richmond 4-0, winning the doubles point and picked up victories at No. 1, No. 4 and No. 6 singles.
Defending champion George Washington upset top-seeded Charlotte, 4-2.Charlotte won the doubles point, but the Colonials picked up victories at No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, and No. 6 singles to earn the victory.
GEORGE WASHINGTON 4, CHARLOTTE 2
Francisco Dias (GW) def. Jack Williams (CHA) 7-5, 6-4
Ugur Atalay (GW) def. Kamil Khalil (CHA) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Alex Calott (CHA) vs. Alex van Gils (GW) 6-3, 6-7, 5-4 unfinished
Leo Lapentti (GW) def. Paul Cisti (CHA) 6-2, 7-6 (1)
Anthony Davison (CHA) def. Ulrik Thomsen (GW) 6-3, 6-0
Richard Blumenfeld (GW) def. Nate Shanok (CHA) 6-3, 6-3
Williams/Calott (CHA) def. Dias/Atalay (GW) 8-4
Cisti/Davison (CHA) vs. Van Gils/Thomsen (GW) 4-7 unfinished
Khalil/Krzysztof Kwasniewicz (CHA) def. Michael Kachkar/Blumenfeld (GW) 8-6
XAVIER 4, RICHMOND 0
Jimmy Roebker (XU) def. Ethan Dunbar (UR) 6-1, 6-3
Mesa Mei (XU) vs. Sebastien Fauchet (UR) 3-6, 5-3 unfinished
Richard Canelas (XU) vs. Jesse Feder (UR) 7-6 (6), 1-1 unfinished
Brandon MacDonald (XU) def. Aaron Wicker (UR) 6-2, 6-2
Michael Moe (XU) vs. Paul Nahon (UR) 5-7, 1-3 unfinished
Marc Pretorius (XU) def. Dylan Trent (UR) 6-1, 6-3
Mei/Roebker (XU) def. Fauchet/Feder (UR) - 8-2
Canelas/Pretorius (XU) vs. Vicker/Trent (UR) 5-5 unfinished
Phil Diaz/Moe (XU) def. Dunbar/Nahon (UR) 8-5