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Jackson Named America East Men's Tennis Player of the Week
Junior David Jackson was named America East Men's Tennis Player of the Week, it was announced by the league on Tuesday, April 3.
Jackson had a flawless week, winning all four singles matches and four doubles matches, helping the Retrievers (10-4-1) to a 3-0-1 ledger. He defeated Matt Glasgow, of St. Joseph’s, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 at No. 3 singles and won his No. 2 doubles matches as UMBC forged a 3-3 tie with the host Hawks on March 27 in a match halted by darkness. He won a match at the No. 2 singles position vs. Howard and produced a crucial win for UMBC vs. Stony Brook, defeating Ilan Shvartz, S, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 3 singles as UMBC pulled out a 4-3 win over the defending league champions.
Jackson has a six-match winning streak in tact in singles, and he and partner Irfan Shamasdin have won ten straight doubles matches at the No. 2 positions. Classmate Fernando Ferreira won the men's award last week.