University of Delaware Men’s Tennis Opens 2012-13 Season at Navy, Wins Four Matches vs. Navy
September 7, 2012
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The University of Delaware men’s tennis squad opened the 2012-13 season Friday at the Navy Invitational with the Blue Hens picking up three victories over the host Midshipmen in a non-scoring match.
Delaware captured two victories in singles and two in doubles play with juniors Adam Lawton and Adam Gelman each having a hand in two victories.
Lawton (at right), a native of Spain who led the team with a singles record of 17-9 a year ago, posted a 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6) win over Navy’s Austin Jones at the No. 2 singles spot and then teamed with junior Troy Beneck for a 9-8 (10-8) marathon win over Navy’s Calvin Mark and Peter McDonald. Beneck and Lawton teamed for an overall record of 17-8 a year ago to lead the Blue Hens.
Gelman registered a 6-2, 6-1 win over Peter McDonald at the No. 3 spot and then teamed with junior Jason Derene for an 8-2 triumph over Alex Gaines and Jones at the No. 2 position.
The Blue Hens will continue action at the Navy Tournament by taking on Temple Saturday at 2 p.m. and St. Bonaventure on Sunday at 9 a.m.
No Team Score
Singles: Calvin Mark (N) def. Troy Beneck (D), 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7); Adam Lawton (D) def. Austin Jones (N), 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-6); Nolan Gelman (D) def. Peter McDonald (N), 6-2, 6-1; Blake Daniel (N) def. Jason Derene (D), 6-3, 0-6, 1-0 (10-7); Nicholas Gutsche (N) def. Evan Andrews (D), 6-4, 6-2; Alex Gaines (N) def. Ryan Kent (D), 6-4, 2-1 (ret.)
Doubles: Troy Beneck / Adam Lawton (D) def. Calvin Mark / Peter McDonald (N), 9-8 (10-8); Jason Derene / Nolan Gelman (D) def. Alex Gaines / Austin Jones (N), 8-2; Blake Daniel / Nicholas Gutsche (N) def. Evan Andrews / Ryan Kent (D), 8-6.
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