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Monday, April 9, 2012 7:13 p.m.

Men’s tennis freshman claims fourth A-10 award

Freshman Francisco Dias sends it back to Fordham earlier this season. Hatchet File Photo

Men’s tennis freshman Francisco Dias is the Atlantic 10 men’s tennis Rookie Performer of the Week, marking his fourth honor of the season and the most for any A-10 rookie this year.

His second A-10 honor in a row comes after Dias nabbed a 2-0 record in singles and doubles play over the weekend. The victories extended his winning streak at No. 1 singles to a team-high eight matches, and his victory streak with senior partner Ugur Atalay at No. 1 doubles to seven straight.

Dias, along with the rest of the Colonials, heads to his first A-10 tournament this weekend, traveling Friday to Mason, Ohio as GW seeks to defend its A-10 title.