Annopolis, Md. (October 27, 2017) -- Three Mountaineers advanced to the next round of singles competition during the first day of the Navy Gold Invitational on Friday afternoon.
In flight A, Brandon Wortkotter topped Navy's Mathew Lee 6-4, 6-2 and Jackson Wood edged Princeton's Kabir Sarita 2-6, 7-6(5), 7-5. Freshman, Evan Hine defeated Loyola's Tyler Blessing 1-6, 7-6(1), 6-4 in flight C. Chris Lindsey picked up a default win in the flight D (yellow) flight.
Parth Sharma was topped 6-0, 6-3 by Noah Agarwal from Princeton and Zachary Burau was defeated 6-4, 7-5 by Longwood's Arthur Bardellotto in flight B of singles action. In flight C, Jean Armstrong fell 6-1, 3-3 to Igor Khvorostyan from Saint Peter's.
The Mount duo of Wortkotter and Wood won the first match 6-4 against Saint Peter's Kvorostyan and Russotto but was topped 6-1 by Binghamton's duo of Pena and Quiros in the doubles flight. Burau and Sharma also won the first match but was defeated 6-2 by Longwood's duo of Blasco and Sakai.
Armstrong and Lindsey were blanked 6-4 in the first round and 6-3 in the first round of the consolation side.
The second day of the invitational will consist of two more rounds of doubles followed by two more rounds of singles competition.