The top-seeded Charlotte men's tennis team won the doubles point, but suffered an upset defeat at the hands of fifth-seeded George Washington in the semifinals of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Men's Tennis Championships at the Queen City Racquet Club Saturday. Charlotte ends the season at 15-8, tied for the seventh-most wins in program history.
Charlotte won the doubles point with wins at one and three. Charlotte's top pair of freshmen Jack Williams (Alpharetta, Ga. / Alpharetta HS) and Alex Calott (Charlotte, N.C. / Ardrey Kell HS) took an 8-4 victory to start the semifinal. The duo ended their first collegiate campaign with nine wins together. Freshman Kamil Khalil (Moscow, Russia) and junior Krzysztof Kwasniewicz (Wroclaw, Poland) took an 8-6 win to give Charlotte the doubles point of the match. That pairing is a team-leading 10-4 this season, with a perfect 6-0 mark in doubles play at number three.
In singles play, the Niners managed to win just one singles match before the Colonials were able to pull off the upset. The lone win came from senior Anthony Davison (Derby, England), who tasted victory in his final singles match 6-3, 6-0 to pull the match to a 2-2 deadlock. He ends with a 16-12 mark in singles this season and the victory gave him a 53-52 career singles mark.
Davison is the lone graduating player from a 2012 that carried more freshmen than any other class. Charlotte will return 96 of 112 singles wins and 30 of 39 doubles victories into next season.