Web Exclusive: Men’s tennis topples Temple

The GW men’s tennis team took five of its six singles matches and all three doubles matches in its fall dual match opener, notching a big win over Atlantic 10 rival Temple Friday in Philadelphia.

The win proved the Colonials, who last year finished fourth after a heartbreaking loss to Xavier in last year’s A-10 Tournament, might be a new force in the A-10.

Sophomore Matt Hane, who earned A-10 player of the week honors Sept. 25, easily defeated his opponent Thrunry Murray 6-0, 6-1 to take the number one singles spot.

Matt Treadgold, Mike Melen and Brett Warner also dominated their opponents, taking their respective matches without losing any sets. Treadgold defeated Tharso Bossolani 6-0. 6-1 in the fourth spot, Melen defeated Matt Astin 6-2, 6-0 in the fifth spot, and Warner defeated Daryl Edwards 6-1, 6-0 to take the sixth spot.

GW also took all of its doubles matches, with Hane and Jake Jopling combining to take the first spot, 8-4. Wright and Treadgold and Melen and Warner also combined for doubles wins.

Next, the Colonials take on Georgetown, in a cross-town battle at Georgetown Oct. 17.

In women’s action last week sophomore Lindy First and freshman Natasha Bode won their respective matches at the Old Dominion Women’s Tennis Tournament last weekend. The tournament was the Colonials last outing before the Eastern Collegiate Athletics Championships, which begins Friday at Princeton University.

First (7-0) won Flight B, beating four opponents without dropping a set. It was First’s second tournament victory this fall after her win at the Eastern Collegiate Tennis Championships Sept. 21 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Bode won Flight D without dropping a set. Both she and First will represent GW at the Omni Invitational at the University of Pennsylvania Oct. 27-28.

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