Johns Hopkins Competes at Navy Invitational
• Location: Annapolis, MD • The Yard & Brigade Sports Complex
• The Short Story: Ten members of the Johns Hopkins men’s tennis team competed at the Joe Hunt Invitational at Navy over the weekend.
How it Happened
• In the Blue Singles Flight, freshman Vishnu Joshi placed 10th and classmate Eric Yoo finished in 14th. Joshi lost his first match to Andrew Ton (Navy) but then defeated Victor Blanco (St. Bonaventure). He followed with a two-set win over Sergio Martinez (Monmouth) and then fell to Eddie Ayers (George Mason) in the ninth-place match. Yoo lost his first two matches to Zach Jennings (Navy) and Matt Miles (Mary Washington). He then beat Alberto Guiffrida (Monmouth) before losing to David Reed (Christopher Newport) in the 13th-place match.
• In the Red Singles Flight, senior Justin Kang placed 15th. He lost his first two matches to Christos Hadjigeorgiou (George Washington) and Greg Durham (Navy). He then fell to Marco Lam (Georgetown) before defeating Rohan Kamdar (Georgetown) in the 15th-place match.
• In the Orange Singles Flight, senior David Perez finished in 10th place and sophomore Vik Vasan placed 15th. Perez lost his first match to Georgetown’s Josh Marchalik but rebounded with a win over Fancisco Bohorguez (Temple). He then beat Derek Hagino (Mary Washington) before falling to Guiliano Buzoianu (George Mason) in three sets. Vasan lost his first three matches to move to the 15th-place match, which wasn’t played.
• In the Purple Singles Flight, sophomore Austin Gu placed 13th. Gu lost his first match but beat John Rutkowski (St. Bonaventure) in the next match. He then lost to Temple’s Mark Wallner in three sets. Gu earned a bye in his next match and then beat Cam Kirkpatrick (Navy) to finish in 13th. Sophomore Cody Kim lost his first match to Guillermo Garcia (St. Bonaventure) but then beat Romesh Kahatapitiya (Navy). Kim lost to Eric Biscoveanu (Temple) and then beat Andy Mason (Christopher Newport).
• In the Yellow Singles Flight, sophomore Joseph Cartledge placed sixth and sophomore Aaron Carey placed eighth. Cartledge came from behind to win his first match over Ryan Charles (George Mason) and then lost to Cole Tecce (Mary Washington). He beat Mac Rechan (Georgetown) and then fell to Dylan Byrd (Mary Washington) in the fifth-place match. Carey also came from behind to win his first match over Blake McGuirt (St. Bonaventure) but then lost to Georgetown’s Ian Witmer. He then lost to Byrd and Rechan in the seventh-place match.
• In the Green Singles Flight (played in a round robin format), sophomore Matt Sklar went 2-2. He beat Logan Cross (St. Bonaventure) and Amir Alkhafaji (George Mason) but fell to Michael Haelen (Temple) and James Baron (Christopher Newport).
• In the Blue Doubles Flight, Cartledge and Kang finished in sixth place while Perez and Joshi placed 10th. Cartledge and Kang opened with a win over Beatty/Kamdar (Georgetown) but then lost to Durham/Jennings (Navy). The pair defeated Dorash/Bohorguez (Temple) and lost to Militzer/Lam (Georgetown) in the fifth-place match. Perez and Joshi lost their first match to GW’s Behun/Reynolds. They rebounded with wins over Nielsen/Bradford (George Mason) and Majkic/Ton (Navy). In the ninth-place match, they lost to Ray/Gutierrez (Georgetown).
• In the Red Doubles Flight, Gu and Kim finished in fourth place. The pair opened with wins over Buzoiano/Ayers (Goerge Mason) and Ruzicka/Guilford (Christopher Newport). Gu and Kim lost to Byrd/Hutchison (Mary Washington) in the semifinals and then fell to Kahatapitiya/Pilones (Navy) in the third-place match.
• In the Orange Doubles Flight, Carey and Yoo earned a bye into the semifinals, where they lost to Ross/W. Sharton (Georgetown). The pair then beat their teammates Vasan and Sklar in the third-place match. Vasan and Sklar opened the flight with a win over Harxhi/Rutkowski (St. Bonaventure) and then Charles/Alkhafaji (George Mason). The pair then lost to Marchalik/Rechan (Georgetown) in the semifinals.
• Hopkins travels to Fredericksburg, VA for the annual ITA Southeast Regional. The tournament is scheduled for September 29 to October 1.