WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Visiting George Washington dropped the doubles point before rallying for four singles victories en route to a 4-3 victory over No. 60 UNCW in men’s tennis action Saturday at the UNCW courts.

The Seahawks had their four-match winning streak halted and lost the last leg in a five-match homestand to stand 5-4 on the season. GW won its third in a row and pulled even this spring at 4-4.

“Today was a tough, grinding tennis match and GW was just a little bit better,” said seventh-year UNCW Head Coach Mait DuBois. “It’s been a very long time since a team has come to Wilmington and taken four singles matches off us, and I give credit to GW for playing the way they did.

“We had a lot of opportunities today and just didn’t do a very good job finishing out sets. We got off to a terrible start in the beginning of the singles. We went down a break right away on all six courts in singles after the doubles. We made some mistakes today and we will work to make sure we don’t make them again.”

UNCW won the early point following wins by its top two doubles teams. The No. 2 tandem of Pedro Mol and Kaue Pereira was the first off the court after dispatching Nikita Fomin and Danil Zelenkov, 8-4, and the 28th-ranked duo of Rafael Aita and Sam Williams secured the point with an 8-4 triumph over Francisco Dias and Julius Tverijonas.

The Colonials pulled even right away in singles with a 6-3, 6-0 verdict by Fomin over Williams at the No. 2 position and Viktor Svensson gave GW a 2-1 edge with a 6-4, 6-1 conquest of Hublitz at No. 6.

GW increased its lead to 3-1 when Zelenkov trimmed Pereira, 6-2, 7-5, at No. 3 singles before the Seahawks rallied with wins at No. 4 and No. 1. Santtu Leskinen sliced the deficit to 3-2 with a 7-5, 6-3, verdict over Tverijonas at No. 4 and Aita, ranked 87th nationally, rallied from behind to defeat Dias, ranked No. 115, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

The Colonial of the Atlantic-10 Conference picked up the win with a victory at No. 5 singles. Ulrik Thomsen got past UNCW’s Karan Salwan, 7-5, 6-4, to deliver GW the win.

The Seahawks begin a three-match spring break trip on Tuesday with a Noon match against former CAA rival Georgia State in Atlanta.