SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — On Saturday afternoon, the University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team fell in a shortened match with Cal Poly at Mustang Courts, 4-1. Both teams agreed to end the match early after the overall outcome was determined due to travel concerns.
The Mustangs started the match by winning the doubles point, after taking the No. 1 and 2 slots with a margin of 6-3. With the doubles point locked up, the third matchup did not finish.
Cal Poly jumped out to a 3-0 lead with wins at the No. 1 and 2 slots. At the No. 5 spot, senior co-captain Zach Katz prevented the sweep with a win over Gannon Daynes (6-4, 6-4). But the Red and Blue dropped the overall match after freshman Matt Nardella suffered his first loss of the spring season at the No. 4 spot, falling to Mustang Jurgen De Jager (6-3, 6-5 (7-5)).
Penn will wrap up its spring break trip with UC Irvine on Sunday.
1. Marco Comuzzo/Matt Thomson (CP) def. Zach Katz/Marshall Sharp (PENN) 6-3
2. Devin Barber/Corey Pang (CP) def. Jeremy Court/Vim De Alwis (PENN) 6-3
3. Thomas Spratt/Austin Kaplan (PENN) vs. Ben Donovan/Jurgen De Jager (CP) unfinished
1. Ben Donovan (CP) def. Nikola Kocovic (PENN) 6-1, 6-2
2. Marco Comuzzo (CP) def. Vim De Alwis (PENN) 6-3, 6-4
3. Jeremy Court (PENN) vs. Corey Pang (CP) unfinished
4. Jurgen De Jager (CP) def. Matt Nardella (PENN) 6-3, 6-5 (7-5)
5. Marshall Sharp (PENN) vs. Gannon Daynes (CP) unfinished
6. Zach Katz (PENN) def. Naveen Beasley (CP) 6-4, 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1, 2); Singles (1, 2, 6, 4)