Annapolis, Maryland (November 9, 2018) - The Mount St. Mary's men's tennis team wrapped up day one of competition at the Navy Gold Invite on Friday night. Mount freshman Alonso Garcia tied for first place in group one of singles Flight C. All of the Mountaineer duos reached the Semifinals in doubles action.
In round one of Flight C, Garcia topped Johnnie Massart from St. Joe's 6-2, 7-5. Garcia will play Tate Steinour from James Madison in round two tomorrow as well as Columbia University's Jason Lui in round three.
Jean Armstrong currently sits in third place in group one of Flight D. Armstrong was downed 6-1, 6-3 by Ben Gollin from Columbia University in round one. The Mount St. Mary's junior will compete against Morgan State's Sebatian Lopez in round two and George Washington's Lawrence Sciglitano in round three tomorrow.
In group one of Flight E, Gabriel Santos was topped 6-3, 6-0 by Navy's Romesh Kahatapitiya in round one. Santos will have a match William Peden from George Washington in round two tomorrow and a match against Hofstra's Giacomo Pezzoli in round three.
In round one in group two of Flight F, Evan Hine dropped a match to St. Joes's Eshan Kanetkar 6-4, 6-2. Hine will battle Navy's Cameron Kirkpatrick in round two and La Salle's Connor Merrill in round three tomorrow.
Chris Lindsey placed in third for the day in group two of Flight G. Lindsey was topped by Sam Vagner from Navy 6-4, 6-1 in round one. The Mount senior will take on Michael Barsky from George Washington in round two and Scott Battaglia from St. Joe's in round three.
In Flight A Gold, the Mountaineer duo of Alonso Garcia and Gabriel Santos were downed by Navy's Derrick Thomson and Jack Dabek 6-1 in the 16's round. Garcia and Santos picked up a bye in the Quarterfinals of Flight A Red and will battle St. Joe's Luis Janko and Dan Tan in the Semifinals.
In Flight B Gold, the Mount duo of Jean Armstrong and Evan Hine were topped 6-2 by James Madison's Josh Raymundo and Tate Steinour. Armstrong and Hine squeaked by Nathan Fioravante and Alexander Schneider from St. Joe's 7-5 in the Quarterfinals of Flight B Red. The Mount St. Mary's duo will play St. Joe's duo of Scott Battaglia and Alex Macneil in the Semifinals.
Chris Lindsey teamed up with Hofstra's Shawn Jackson in Flight B Gold to take down Johnnie Massart and Sam Sauter from St. Joe's 6-4 but then the duo were edged 6-3 in the Quarterfinals by Navy's Jake Fishkin and Jack McBride. Lindsey and Jackson will face off against JMU's Raymundo and Steinour in the Semifinals of Flight B Blue.
The Mountaineers will be back in action tomorrow, November 10 during day two of the Navy Gold Invite beginning at 9:30 AM.