Men’s Tennis: ‘Nova falls to Navy in Anapolis

Kate McAvey

The Wildcat tennis season did not start with a roar on Saturday, as the men’s team fell 6-1 to Navy in Annapolis, Md. Freshman Trenton Alenik was the only Wildcat to earn a point for the team at fourth singles with an impressive victory.

Alenik battled to a grueling three-set win, defeating Navy’s Ramsey Lemaich. It was one out of only two singles matches that went the full three sets. It was also the most grueling match of the day, as Alenik earned a 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 victory over Lemaich.

Fellow freshman David Shaheen fought in a vicious three-set clash against the Midshipman Jason Hill. The fight went the distance before Shaheen was eventually defeated, 1-6, 6-3, 1-6.

In doubles competition, Alenik and junior Brian Maher put up a tough battle against Navy’s Nate Nelms and John Waters. Navy was able to come out on top with an 8-5 victory in the tightest of the three matches, with the Wildcat pair battling until the end.

The team will take on Maryland next Saturday at 1 p.m. in College Park, Md.