FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - Penn had three players advance to the singles semifinals and two doubles pairsin the quarterfinalsat theUSTA College Invitational on Friday.
Sophomore transfer Eugen Brazdil continued his early-season success, following up on his championship run last week at thePrinceton Invitational with a trip to the semifinals.Brazdil advanced to the semifinals of the A Flight by defeating Columbia's Haig Schneiderman 7-6,6-1 followed by a 6-4,6-3 over Cornell's Andy Gauthier. The sophomore now faces St. John's Milo Hauk.
Senior Jeffrey Karsh advanced to the semifinals of his bracket, first by defeating Cornell's Peter Nawara in a marathon match 6-1, 4-6, 25-23, saving numerous match points in the effort. He followed it up by a more routine 6-4,6-1 victory over Chris Ujkic of Sacred Heart.
Freshman Jason Magnes continued his winning ways this fall by advancing to the semifinals with a win over Sven Sjoerds of Fairleigh Dickinson 6-1,6-3 and a 6-1,6-0 victory over #2 seed Donald Van Velzer of Army.
All three will compete today in semifinal rounds, while the remaining players compete in the consolation rounds
In doubles play, the team of Jason Lin and Robert Wong defeated Bessinger/Sessagesimi of Marist 8-5, while Jeff Karsh and Jason Magnes defeated Nawara/Offut of Cornell 8-6 to advance. Both will compete in the doubles quarterfinals today.
In other men's tennis action, Quakers at the Saint Joseph's Invitational will begin play today.