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