MORAGA, Calif. - The Penn men's tennis team dropped their third straight match Monday when they fell to St. Mary's on the first leg of their West Coast trip, 4-3. The Quakers (7-4) won the doubles point, as they had against both Maryland and Louisville before falling, but could not take advantage.
Adam Schwartz and Justen Roth got Penn their first doubles victory when they won at No. 3, 8-3. In the deciding match of doubles, the No. 2 team of Brandon O'Gara and Eric Riley pulled out a hard-fought victory, 9-7. Penn found itself up 1-0 in the overall match after grabbing the doubles point.
After that, though, St. Mary's gained control. Adam Schwartz was one of two Quakers to win a singles point, taking his mach at No. 4, 7-5, 6-2. Brandon O'Gara also won for Penn at No. 6, bouncing back after losing the first set 6-2 to win the match, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3), 1-0 (10-8).
No other Quaker was able to extend their match to a third set.
Penn now travels on to Berkeley, where they will take on Cal at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.