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Men's Tennis Records First-Ever Victory Over Navy; Retrievers Nip Mids, 4-3 in Annapolis
Annapolis, Md.--Senior David Jackson won a grueling three-set decision at No. 4 singles as the UMBC men’s tennis team defeated host Navy, 4-3 at the Tose Family Tennis Center in Annapolis, Md. It was UMBC’s first ever victory over the Midshipmen (15-8) in men’s tennis and the Retrievers improved to 11-4 on the season.
UMBC won the doubles point, triumphing at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions. The Mids took three of the first five singles matches and
Voorman dropped the first set at No. 5 singles, but fought back strongly to defeat Alex James, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. The Retrievers fell in the next three singles matches and trailed Navy, 3-2, but No. 2 junior Nick Savage-Pollock rallied to edge Waters, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, setting the stage for Jackson’s decisive match.
“It was a great show of toughness by our guys,” Head Coach Keith Puryear said. “Navy did a great job of coming out hard to win the first set in every singles match. However, everyone on the team did a great job of maintaining their focus and fighting back. Dave, Nick, and Fredi were able slowly work their way back to win. This was a total team effort.”