– The Georgetown University men's tennis team had a strong showing at the Navy Invitational last weekend in Annapolis, Maryland, winning four flights in the round robin tournament. Six teams competed in the invitational, including Navy, Hartford, George Washington University, George Mason University and The University of Delaware.
In doubles play, senior Michael Chen
(Holmdel, N.J. / Holmdel) and freshman Andrew Rozanov
(London, England / Westminster) swept the A flight, 3-0. The pair picked up wins against UD, Navy and GMU to advance to the finals where they defeated Peter Lohrback and Derrick Thompson from Navy to win out their flight in an undefeated showing.
(San Marino, Calif. / San Marino) and Rohan Kamdar
(Singapore / Anglo Chinese School) posted a similar result in the B flight, winning out their bracket for an undefeated doubles run.
In singles play, the F flight was won by freshman Carlos Grande
(Miami, Fla. / Belen Jesuit) who cruised through the bracket going 3-0, all in two sets. In the final, he defeated Dennis Afanasev from GW by a score of 4-6, 6-3, 10-2, to pick up his fourth win.
Sophomore Luke Ross
(Sewickley, Pa. / Sewickley Academy) picked up two victories against GMU and Hartford to place second in the C flight and advance to the final.
(Charleston, S.C. / Connections Academy), Charlie Sharton
(Wayland, Mass. / Wayland) and Ian Witmer
(North Palm Beach, Fla. / The Benjamin School) all swept their competition in the group stage to advance to the finals. Notably, Sharton won his three matches in straight sets and Witmer defeated Milo Nagle from the University of Delaware in a come-from-behind win, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
(Wayland, Mass. / Wayland), Lee and Kamdar all placed second in their flights, winning two matches and dropping one.
The Hoyas travel to Blacksburg, Virginia to compete in the ITA Regionals on Friday, Oct. 19. The four day event is the squad's last tournament on the east cost, before traveling to Palos Verdes, California to compete in the Jack Kramer Classic on Thursday, Nov. 1.