Annapolis, Md.- UMBC opened play at the Navy's 2012 Gold Invitational by taking seven of nine matches against the host Midshipmen. In the nightcap, the Retrievers captured seven of 12 matches against the George Mason Patriots.
UMBC won two of three doubles matches and five of six singles contests against the Midshipmen. They took three of four doubles matches vs. the Patriots and split eight singles matches.
Freshman Justin Carter (Randallstown, Md./Home School) was a perfect 4-0 during the competition.
The Retrievers' top doubles tandem of senior Gaulthier Berret (Lagny Sur Marne, France) and Carter cruised by Navy's top duo by an 8-1 count. The No. 2 duo of sophomores Daniel Gray (Bowie, Md./The Bullis School) and Juan Manuel Aranzazu (Ibague, Colombia/Colegio Tolimense) also triumphed, 8-4.
All four of those players won their singles matches as well. Carter had the toughest battle at the No. 1 flight, outlasting Calvin Mack,4-6, 7-6 (1), 10-5.
Sophomore Kamal Patel (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) won the Retrievers' fifth match, taking a 7-6 (3), 6-1 decision over Navy's Alex Gaines at the No. 5 slot.
Carter and Berret also won in doubles vs. George Mason, eeking out an 8-6 decision at the No. 1 position.
Aranzazu and Gray were perfect in singles competition, as they took straight set victories at the Nos. 3 and 5 slots respectively.
The team concludes its fall competition by traveling to Charlottesville, Va. for the ITA Regionals on Oct. 18-21.