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No. 43 Men's Tennis Sweeps No. 36 Washington in Their Final Match of ITA Kick-off Weekend

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 01/26/2014
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ATHENS, Ga.- No. 43 Columbia men’s tennis swept No. 36 Washington on Sunday, Jan. 26 in Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Facility at the University of Georgia for the consolation match of the ITA Kick-off Weekend, 4-0.

The Lions jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, taking the doubles point in just 24 minutes. Richard Pham and Dragos Ignat quickly took down Washington’s Michael Charmerski and Wendell Watanabe, 6-1. Winston Lin and Mike Vermeer clinched the doubles point shortly after, defeating Viktor Farkas and Max Manthou, 6-2.

In singles play, No. 125 Ashok Narayana extended the Lions lead to 2-0 with a victory over Gal Hakak, 6-4, 6-5 (7-0) in the No. 3 match. Playing in the No. 1 match, No. 8 Winston Lin took down Max Manthou in straight sets, but it was Max Schnur who clinched the win for Columbia in the No. 4 match. Schnur dropped the first set to Jeff Hawke, but came back to take the next two in decisive fashion.

The Lions will return home to take on No. 64 Georgia State this Friday, Jan. 31 at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center starting at 2 p.m.

 

Tennis Match Results
Columbia vs Washington

Jan 26, 2014 at Athens, Ga.

#43 Columbia 4, #36 Washington 0
Singles competition
1. #8 Winston Lin (CU) def. Max Manthou (WASH) 6-3, 6-3

2. Dragos Ignat (CU) vs. Emmett Egger (WASH) 6-4, 5-5, unfinished

3. #125 Ashok Narayana (CU) def. Gal Hakak (WASH) 6-4, 6-5 (7-0)

4. Max Schnur (CU) def. Jeff Hawke (WASH) 4-6, 6-0, 6-1

5. Bert Vancura (CU) vs. Viktor Farkas (WASH) 0-0, unfinished

6. Mike Vermeer (CU) vs. Daffra Sanon (WASH) no result

Doubles competition 

1. #14 Max Schnur/Ashok Narayana (CU) vs. Emmett Egger/Jeff Hawke (WASH) 1-5, unfinished

2. Winston Lin/Mike Vermeer (CU) def. Viktor Farkas/Max Manthou (WASH) 6-2

3. Richard Pham/Dragos Ignat (CU) def. Michael Chamerski/Wendell Watanabe (WASH) 6-1

Match Notes:

Order of finish:
Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,1,4)

Doubles point clinched at 9:27 a.m. (24 min.)

Singles point clinched at 11:09 a.m. (1 hour, 31 min.)

Official: Clark Weaver  T-2:09 

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