PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s team will wrap up its fall season this weekend, as they travel to the University of Minnesota for the Gopher Invitational.
The first draw will be a round of 16 (compass draw) that will have players compete in a doubles set followed by a pair of singles matches versus the athletes they played in the doubles match. Each match victory is worth one point, and the duo with the most points will advance.
The second draw will have two groups (Maroon and Gold) with four duos in each group. After a round-robin format, the first-place pairs will play each other while the second-place, third-place and fourth-place pairs will play their counterparts from the other group.
Last Time Out
Penn's last action came when they hosted the ITA Northeast Regional on Oct. 20-25 at the Hecht Tennis Center. Josh Pompan led the way for the Red and Blue, finishing as the runner-up in a talent-laden singles draw. The junior captain rattled off five consecutive wins before falling to Cornell’s Chris Vrabel in the championship match. Pompan picked up a pair of wins over foes from both Columbia and Dartmouth, as well as a win over a player from Binghamton.
Pompan was also a part of Penn’s top doubles team, as he and @Thomas Spra advanced from the qualifying draw to the Round of 16. The duo took down teams from NJIT, Drexel, and Yale—before ultimately falling, 8-3, to the tournament’s top seed of Day/Gamble (Princeton).
In other doubles action, Penn’s pairs of Kyle Mautner/Matt Nardella and Nicholai Westergaard/Kaden Funk were each one and done in the main draw. Westergaard and Funk defeated a squad from Marist, while Mautner and Nardella recorded a triumph over Boston College.
The Quakers' spring schedule will officially be announced next week.