PHILADELHPIA - The men's tennis team improved to 10-2 on the season with a hard fought 5-2 victory over George Washington on Wednesday at the Levy Pavilion.
The Quakers won the doubles point, taking two of three, and were victorious in four of six singles matches. In doubles, the No. 1 duo of sophomores Eugen Brazdil and Phil Law came away with an 8-6 win. Penn's other double victory came at No. 3 where senior Adam Schwartz and freshman Rob Wong won handily, 8-3.
In singles, Jason Magnes won in straight sets at No. 5, taking it 6-4, 6-1. Schwartz won in two sets as well at No. 2, 6-4, 6-4, while Law struggled in his first set but prevailed for the 7-6, 6-3 victory at No. 3. Brazdil dropped the first set at No. 1 but fought back to sweep the final two, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, for Penn.
"George Washington came out fired up and fought us right down to the conclusion of the match," said head coach Nik DeVore. "We got off to a good start winning the doubles, as Adam and Rob played very well at No. 3 to give us the first victory of the day. This was definitely good preparation for what will prove to be another tough match on Friday against St. Johns."
Penn faces St. John's Friday at the Lott Tennis Courts, weather permitting, at 3 p.m. Bad weather will force the match inside to Levy.
1. Eugen Brazdil / Phil Law (P) def. Ugar Atalay / Erik Hannah 8-6
2. Chris Kushma / Arya Vayghan (GW) def. Jason Magnes / Mark Milbrandt 8-0
3. Adam Schwartz / Rob Wong (P) def. Richard Blumenfeld / Yan Levinski 8-3
1. Brazdil (P) def. Atalay 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
2. Schwartz (P) def. Hannah 6-4, 6-4
3. Law (P) def. Levinski 7-6, 6-3
4. Kushma (GW) def. Jason Lin 7-6, 6-3
5. Magnes (Penn) def. Mkrtchian 6-4, 6-1
6. Vayghan (GW) def. Milbrandt 3-6, 6-0, 6-4