Men’s tennis defeats George Mason

The GW men’s tennis team allowed George Mason little room for recovery Friday, crushing the visiting Patriots 7-0. The win improves the Colonials’ record to 5-4.

All six singles matches were decided in straight sets, and no Colonial lost more than five games.

Freshman Matt Treadgold and Kevin Wright stood out on the day, as each player made quick work of their singles opponents. Treadgold, at No. 3 singles defeated Tim Bainton 6-1, 6-1, and Wright defeated Federico Mendez by the same score.

The two then teamed up at No. 2 doubles to defeat GMU’s Landon Schaefer and Cem Akalin 8-1.

Men’s coach Tom Hawkins cautioned excitement over the sweep, saying the win came against a “rebuilding” team.

Matt Hane and Jake Jopling defeated Chris Rivera and Mendez 8-2. Brett Warner and Kinzie Wright teamed defeated Bainton and David Cornelius 8-4.

Hawkins said he hopes the team will maintain its momentum for upcoming matches against Princeton and Rutgers on Feb. 23 and 24.

GW was scheduled to host Maryland Saturday at the Mount Vernon facility. Hawkins said scheduling complications forced a cancellation.
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