ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Members of the Saint Joseph's men's tennis team took part in the 2019 Navy Invitational, held over the weekend at the United States Naval Academy's Brigade Sports Complex.  A pair of Hawks played in flight finals in Sunday's concluding action.

HOW IT HAPPENED
Nathan Perrone went 3-0 in round robin play in the Red Singles Flight, advancing to the flight final against Hofstra's Shawn Jackson; Jackson came away with a 7-5, 3-6, 10-3 victory in a supertiebreaker.

Nickolas Frisk won his lone round robin match in the White Singles Flight, 6-2, 6-3, over Oguzhan Ceylan of Morgan State, before advancing to the flight final after a pair of walkover victories.  He would go on to fall to Ben Gollin of Columbia, 6-2, 6-4.

Francesco Mowrey posted a 2-1 mark in round robin play in the same flight, suffering his only defeat at the hands of Gollin as well.

Luis Janko and Sam Sauter earned wins in the Orange Flight, with Sauter notching two victories in the round robin phase and Janko tallying one and a victory in a classification match with a 6-0, 6-4 triumph over Kian Ziari of Hofstra.

Eshan Kanetkar and Johnnie Massart earned two round robin wins apiece in the Green Flight, while Jack Campbell notched his first collegiate match victory with a 3-6, 6-3, 11-9 come-from-behind supertiebreaker victory.

• Frisk and Perrone teamed up for three victories in doubles play, while Kanetkar and Mowrey paired up for two of their own, as did Massart and Beekman Schaeffer.

HAWK TALK
"It was a good weekend overall for the team," assistant coach Marc Pibernat said.  "It was important to play good tennis in the last tournament of the fall, especially being indoors; the transition from outdoor tennis is not always easy, and the team did a great job adapting from the first day.  A special mention goes to freshman Jack Campbell for getting his first collegiate win."

UP NEXT
The Hawks will break until January 31, when they host Siena at the Springton Indoor Tennis Club.

RESULTS
Blue Singles
Sebastian Lopez (Morgan State) def. Beekman Schaeffer (SJU), 6-0, 6-2
Jun Sasagawa (Hofstra) def. Schaeffer (SJU), 6-1, 6-1

Green Singles
Johnnie Massart (SJU) def. Bruno Goncalves (Niagara), 6-3, 6-1
Serhii Kharchev (MSU) def. Massart (SJU), 6-2, 6-4
Massart (SJU) def. Giacomo Pezzoli (HOF), 6-3, 6-2
Eshan Kanetkar (SJU) def. Josh Wilson (NIA), 6-3, 2-0, ret.
Conners O'Brien (Navy) def. Kanetkar (SJU), 6-4, 6-1
Kanetkar (SJU) def. Yusuke Nishitani (HOF), 6-3, 1-6, 10-8 (STB)

Orange Singles
Fabrizio Alcobe (Delaware) def. Luis Janko (SJU), 6-3, 6-1
Jonathan Mahrt (HOF) def. Janko (SJU), 6-7 (2), 6-1, 10-6 (STB)
Janko (SJU) def. Harsh Banthia (NIA), 6-3, 6-0
Sam Sauter (SJU) def. Kian Ziari (HOF), 6-3, 6-0
Andres Ballesteros (USNA) def. Sauter (SJU), 6-7 (8), 6-3, 10-8 (STB)
Janko (SJU) def. Ziari (HOF), 6-0, 6-4

Red Singles
Nathan Perrone (SJU) def. Darrel Harxhi (NIA), 6-1, 3-6, 10-8 (STB)
Perrone (SJU) def. Luis Molina (UD), 6-2, 6-2
Perrone (SJU) def. Roey Tabet (Columbia), 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 (STB)
Shawn Jackson (HOF) def. Perrone (SJU), 7-5, 3-6, 10-3 (STB)

White Singles
Ben Gollin (COL) def. Francesco Mowrey (SJU), 6-2, 5-7, 10-4 (STB)
Mowrey (SJU) def. Manuel Alonso (NIA), 6-2, 6-2
Mowrey (SJU) def. Jake Fishkin (USNA), 3-6, 6-2, 10-7 (STB)
Nickolas Frisk (SJU) def. Oguzhan Ceylan (MSU), 6-2, 6-3
Gollin (COL) def. Frisk (SJU), 6-2, 6-4

Blue Doubles
Ballesteros / O'Brien (USNA) def. Janko / Sauter (SJU), 6-4
Nishitani / Ziari (HOF) def. Janko / Sauter (SJU), 6-3

Red Doubles
Frisk / Perrone (SJU) def. Arce / Sasagawa (HOF), 6-4
Fishkin / Garner (USNA) def. Frisk / Perrone (SJU), 6-3
Frisk / Perrone (SJU) def. Alonso / Harxhi (NIA), 6-3

White Doubles
Kharchev / Lopez (MSU) def. Kanetkar / Mowrey (SJU), 6-4
Kanetkar / Mowrey (SJU) def. Goncalves / Eduardo Villalpando (NIA), 6-4
Massart / Schaeffer (SJU) def. Mahrt / Pezzoli (HOF), 7-6 (6)
Alcobe / Molina (UD) def. Massart / Schaeffer (SJU), 6-1
Massart / Schaeffer (SJU) def. Sedeno / Wilson (NIA), 7-5

Additional Singles
Jack Campbell (SJU) def. Goncalves (NIA), 3-6, 6-3, 11-9 (STB)
Banthia (NIA) def. Alex MacNeil (SJU), 6-4, 5-7, 11-9 (STB)
Alonso (NIA) def. Kanetkar (SJU), 7-6 (5), 6-4
Massart (SJU) def. Ceylan (MSU), 6-2, 6-2
Lopez (MSU) def. Frisk (SJU), 4-6, 6-1, 10-4 (STB)

Additional Doubles
Padro Parra / Sedeno Nieto (NIA) def. Janko / Sauter (SJU), 7-5
Valdoleiros / Wilkinson (UD) def. Massart / Schaeffer (SJU), 6-2
Banthia / Goncalves (NIA) def. Campbell / MacNeil (SJU), 6-3
Kanetkar / Mowrey (SJU) def. Ballesteros / O'Brien (USNA), 7-6 (4)
Mahrt / Pezzoli (HOF) def. Janko / Sauter (SJU), 6-2
Frisk / Perrone (SJU) def. Jackson / Ostap Kovalenko (HOF), 6-2
Jackson / Kovalenko (HOF) def. Kanetkar / Mowrey (SJU), 6-2

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