Justin Carter Earns a Pair of America East Honors, Four Other UMBC Men's Tennis Players Cited

Cambridge- UMBC freshman Justin Carter (Randallstown, Md.) was named to the America East Conference Men's Tennis First Team in singles and doubles, highlighting  a group of five Retrievers to earn all-league honors.

Carter and teammate Gaulthier Berret (Lagny Sur Marne, France) earned first-team doubles honors, giving the senior all-conference accolades in all four years as a Retriever.  

Berret, sophomore Daniel Gray (Bowie, Md./The Bullis School) and freshmen Alex Drean (Bayonne, France) and Melker Svard (Gothenburg, Sweden) all earned second team honors in singles competition.

Carter led the team with 24 victories on the season, including a mark of 15-10.  The Retriever newcomer played all of his singles and doubles matches at the No. 1 position.

Berret, who won 56 matches during his UMBC career, earned six total league honors, including four singles citations.

Gray capped another very good campaign by sparking UMBC's America East semifinal victory over Stony Brook, winning matches at both No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.

Drean posted double-digit singles victories (11) in his first season as a Retriever, while Svard started at UMBC in the spring semester and competed primarily at No. 2 singles.

Six competitors from league champion Binghamton earned league honors, just one more than the young UMBC team.