Sept. 10, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Binghamton improved its two-day record at the Navy Blue Invitational to a combined 22-2 with wins in 10 of the 12 matches it played against the Navy men's tennis team Saturday at the U.S. Naval Academy Tennis Courts.
"Binghamton is a very talented team," said Navy head coach John Officer. "They showed today why they have been so highly regarded and nationally ranked over the last few years."
Navy players picked up a win during both the doubles and singles portion of the matches Saturday. Heyward Drayton (So., Valley Forge, Pa.) and Chris Kenney (So., Westlake Village, Calif.) first combined to post an 8-5 win at No. 4 doubles over the tandem of Ruben Haggai and Florian van Kann. Then, Blake Daniel (Fr., Overland Park, Kan.) won a 7-6 (7-3), 6-1, decision over Haggai at No. 5 singles.
The Mids also had good opportunities to win two additional matches on the day. In doubles, Calvin Mark (Fr., Union City, Calif.) and Peter McDonald (Fr., Chapel Hill, N.C.) lost a 7-5 tiebreaker to the team of Bastian Bornkessel and Jonathan Hefetz. In the final match to both start and finish, Kenney lost a pair of tiebreakers -- 7-1, 7-5 -- to van Kann at No. 8 singles.
"We can play better than we did today," said Officer. "We have a young lineup out there and we need to have a little stronger expectation of winning matches like this. "I'd like to see us bear down more tomorrow and finish the weekend off well."
The Navy Blue Invitational will come to a close Sunday with a 9 a.m. match between Binghamton and St. Bonaventure and a 2 p.m. match between Navy and Temple.
Navy vs. Binghamton
1 - Ismael Dinia / Alex Haggai (Bing) def. Marcus Rebersak
/ Anderson Walls
2 - Bastian Bornkessel / Jonathan Hefetz (Bing) def. Calvin Mark
/ Peter McDonald
, 9-8 (7-5)
3 - Ruben Devos / Rafael Rodrigues (Bing) def. Blake Daniel
/ Nicholas Gutsche
4 - Heyward Drayton
/ Chris Kenney
(Navy) def. Ruben Haggai / Florian van Kann, 8-5
1 - Alex Haggai (Bing) def. Marcus Rebersak
, 6-2, 6-2
2 - Ruben Devos (Bing) def. Peter McDonald
, 6-2, 6-3
3 - Jonathan Hefetz (Bing) def. Calvin Mark
, 6-3, 6-2
4 - Bastian Bornkessel (Bing) def. Tyler Burnett
, 6-2, 6-2
5 - Blake Daniel
(Navy) def. Ruben Haggai, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1
6 - Ismael Dinia (Bing) def. Nicholas Gutsche
, 6-3, 6-2
7 - Rafael Rodrigues (Bing) def. Matt Richmond
, 6-2, 6-2
8 - Florian van Kann (Bing) def. Heyward Drayton
, 2-1, ret.
8 - Florian van Kann (Bing) def. Chris Kenney
, 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-5)
Temple vs. St. Bonaventure
1 - Filip Rams / Kacper Rams (Temple) def. Elliot Fanshell / Luis Guevara, 8-6
2 - Mansur Gishkaev / Taylor Hairston (Temple) def. Miguel Suarez / Oscar Yanez, 8-5
3 - Trevor Haskell / Javier Ortiz (SB) def. Stanislav Stekolshikov / Li Tang, 9-7
1 - Filip Rams (Temple) def. Elliot Fanshell, 7-6 (7-4), 6-0
2 - Kacper Rams (Temple) def. Oscar Yanez, 7-5, 6-4
3 - Luis Guevara (SB) def. Stanislav Stekolshikov, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
4 - Mansur Gishkaev (Temple) def. Miguel Suarez, 6-1, 6-3
5 - Taylor Hairston (Temple) def. Javier Ortiz, 6-4, 6-0
6 - Li Tang (Temple) def. Trevor Haskell, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)