Drean Leads Retrievers in Navy Fall Invitational

Drean Leads Retrievers in Navy Fall Invitational

Annapolis, Md. – The UMBC men's tennis team split a dozen matches with the host Midshipmen in the Navy National Fall Invitational. The squads each won two doubles and four singles matches during competition on September 27.

Senior Daniel Gray (Bowie, Md./The Bullis School) and junior Alex Drean (Bayonne, France) continued their outstanding doubles play with an 8-7 triumph over Calvin Mark/Aries Wong at the No. 1 position.

A pair of underclassmen, sophomore Biyik Akinshemoyin (Laurel, Md./Resevoir) and freshman Jeremy Gibbens (Ontario, Canada) defeated Tyler Burnett/Andrey Majkic, 8-2, at No. 3 doubles.

Drean finished the weekend undefeated as he edged Mark, 6-3, 7-5 at the No. 1 singles flight. The Retrievers took the No. 2 flight as junior Eliott Loubatie (Paris, France) overwhelmed Wong, 6-3. 6-1.

Senior Kamal Patel (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) and Akinshemoyin were the other UMBC vicros on the day. Patel rallied to edge Alex Gaines, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 4 flight, while Akinshemoyin completed his sweep of the day with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Krishna Jana.

 

 

DOUBLES

 

USNA                                               UMBC                                WINNER            SCORE    

 

1.     Calvin Mark                  VS         Alex Drean                            UMBC                   8-7         

          Aries Wong                            Daniel Gray              

 

2.     Alex Gaines                  VS         Eliott Loubatie                     Navy                       8-3         

          Blake Daniel                             Kamal Patel             

 

3.     Tyler Burnett                VS         Jeremy Gibbens                 UMBC                       8-2         

          Andrey Majkic                          Biyik Akinshemoyin

 

4.    Joshua Martin                 VS         Justin Lansinger                 Navy               unavailable        

         Krishna Jana                              Eric Jarkowski         

 

SINGLES

 

1.    Calvin Mark      VS         Alex Drean                              UMBC                       6-3, 7-5          

 2.    Aries Wong     VS         Eliott Loubatie                         UMBC                        6-3, 6-1          

3.    Blake Daniel      VS         Daniel Gray                            Navy                          6-3, 6-3           

4.    Alex Gaines       VS         Kamal Patel                           UMBC                      4-6, 6-2, 6-2 

5.    Tyler Burnett     VS         Jeremy Gibbens                     Navy                         6-3, 7-5            

6.    Krishna Jana      VS         Biyik Akinshemoyin                UMBC                         6-4, 6-3         

7.    Andrey Majkic     VS         Justin Lansinger                  Navy                         7-5, 6-0            

8.    Joshua Martin     VS         Eric Jarkowski                      Navy                         6-2, 6-1