PHILADELPHIA - Seven Quakers will make their way up to Ithaca, N.Y. for the ITA Northeast Regional hosted by Cornell this Thursday through Tuesday. The ITA's marks the final action Penn will see in its fall portion of the 2011-12 season.
In singles, senior Jason Lin is the only member of the Red and Blue who is scheduled to play on Thursday, where he will be participating in the qualifying rounds for the main draw. Four other Quakers in the singles bracket - Mark Milbrandt, Nikola Kocovic, Phil Law, and Jeremy Court - will play their Round of 128 matches on Friday. Sophomore Ivan Turudic is seeded No. 17 in the singles draw and received a first round bye to Saturday.
(Update: Jason Lin was a winner twice today, defeating Oscar Yanez of St. Bonaventure 6-4, 6-2, and Peter Svarka of Fairleigh Dickinson 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. He advances to the main draw and will play Badr Quabdelmoumen of Drexel on Friday.)
For doubles, Turudic and fellow classmate Zach Katz are once again paired up. The duo has a 4-2 record this fall and is the No. 6 seed in the doubles bracket, getting a first round bye to Saturday as well. The other pairings of Kocovic/Milbrandt and Law/Court will begin their matches on Friday. Kocovic/Milbrandt are 2-3 together this fall and Law/Court are 3-2.
Complete draws are available at the top of the article.
Below are the Quakers' first round matchups for the ITA Northeast Regional:
(17) Ivan Turudic - Bye, vs. Kuba Kowalski (Fordham) or a qualifier, Sat.
Jason Lin vs. Badr Quabdelmoumen (Drexel), Fri.
Mark Milbrandt vs. Sam Fife (Brown), Fri.
Nikola Kocovic vs. Tizian Bucher (Columbia), Fri.
Phil Law vs. Holger Norregaard (NJIT), Fri.
Jeremy Court vs. Will Spector (Brown), Fri.
Nikola Kocovic/Mark Milbrandt vs. Van Velzer/Van Velzer (Army), Fri.
Phil Law/Jeremy Court vs. McGinnis/Skinner (BC), Fri.
Zach Katz/Ivan Turudic - Bye, vs. Berzins/Shams (FDU) or Najfeld/Streat (St. John's), Sat.