Navy Trio Honored by League's Men's Tennis Coaches
May 6, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Navy men's tennis players Calvin Mark (Jr., Union City, Calif.), Austin Jones (So., Dallas, Texas) and Blake Daniel (Jr., Overland Park, Kan.) garnered all-league honors from the Patriot League on Tuesday. Both Mark and Jones earned first-team honors and Daniel received second-team all-league laurels.
Mark earned first-team all-league honors for the third time in as many seasons, while both Jones and Daniel received recognition from the league for the first time in their respective careers.
Mark posted a 20-7 record in singles to go along with an 18-4 record in doubles during the 2014 spring season. This includes records of 5-2 in both singles and doubles against league foes. He also posted a 5-2 record as Navy's No. 1 singles player over the last eight matches of the season and was paired with Daniel at No. 2 doubles for the majority of the year.
Jones held down the No. 2 slot in Navy's singles lineup toward the end of the season and, like Mark, compiled a 5-2 record over the final eight matches of the spring. He posted dual match records of 16-8 in singles and 12-8 in doubles this season, and put together records of 5-2 in singles and 4-2 in doubles against league foes. Jones and Thomas Pecor (Fr., Houston, Texas) formed a doubles tandem that tallied an 11-7 record at the No. 1 flight, including a 4-2 mark in league matches.
Daniel could be found at either Nos. 3 or 4 singles for most of the spring campaign and compiled a 10-3 record over the last 13 matches of the season. Each of those three losses came in matches that were extended into three sets. Daniel ended the spring with overall records of 17-8 in singles and 16-4 in doubles, while against league foes his records were 7-1 in singles-- which included him dropping just a combined 12 games in winning each of his three matches during the league tournament -- and 5-2 in doubles.
Asika Isoh, Army; Nick Bybel, Bucknell; Luke Gensburg, Colgate; Ben Gilman, Lehigh; Calvin Mark, Navy; Austin Jones, Navy
Alex Van Velzer, Army; Blake Daniel, Navy; Sam Lampman, Army; Grant Reichman, Army; Mark Goldberg, Lehigh; Chanon Varapongsittkul, Boston U.
Player of the Year - Nick Bybel, Bucknell
Rookie of the Year - Sam Lampman, Army
Coach of the Year - Jim Poling, Army