For Navy Tennis, Youth is Served

PATRIOTLEAGUE.ORG Navy freshman Peter McDonald
Navy freshman Peter McDonald

May 10, 2012

By David Broughton

For John Officer, celebrating a Patriot League men’s tennis championship never gets old.

“It really doesn’t,’’ said Officer, in his 27th season. “Especially this year. This team is so young. It’s a great accomplishment for them to play the way they did.’’

When Officer says his team is young, he means it. The Mids boast just one senior, team captain Marcus Rebersak. The rest of the lineup consists of junior Nicholas Gutsche and four freshmen — Calvin Mark, Peter McDonald, Blake Daniel and Tyler Burnett.

“We knew they were good but we couldn’t have thought they would do the things they did their first year out of the blocks,’’ Officer said of his group of freshmen. “It was just an amazing feat.’’

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