The Colonials secured a No. 11 A-10 Tournament playoff berth, three places lower than the squad’s seeding last year.
Former men’s tennis players said they learned leadership and discipline in their time with the program, along with lifelong friends they still cherish.
Head coach Chuck Scheinost said he increased the number of events and scheduled a week between each event to account for pandemic-related delays.
The Patriots outscored the Colonials 42-16 down low and outrebounded the squad 42-33.
The 53–49 win was the first A-10 tournament victory for head coach Jamion Christian at GW and every student-athlete on the roster.
If the Bonnies had failed to score in the second half, they still would have topped the Colonials, who could only muster 21 points in the first half and 20 points in the second frame.
After facing a 35-day pause, an ever-changing roster and 10 canceled games, Christian said his team “earned the right” to finish strong.
The women’s tennis squad (1-1) bounced back from a season-opening loss to dominate Coppin State (0-3) 7–0.
The team is slated to end its season on the road with matchups at George Mason Wednesday and St. Bonaventure Friday.
GW matched its season-high of nine triples, five of which came from the hands of Nikitinaite.