PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team will begin Ivy League play this weekend, welcoming Yale to town on Saturday and Brown on Sunday. Both matchups are set for 1 p.m. starts from the Hecht Tennis Center.
Last Time Out
The Quakers wrapped up their non-conference slate—which featured matchups against 11 nationally ranked opponents—with a record of 5-11. Penn notched wins over No. 40 Dartmouth, No. 64 Middle Tennessee State, No. 70 New Mexico, Navy, and Air Force.
Freshman Kyle Mautner has led the way from the top of the singles lineup, compiling a record of 8-7 against some of the best players in the nation. Amongst his notable achievements are wins over No. 81 Dovydas Sakinis (Dartmouth), No. 86 David Biosca (East Tennessee State) and No. 96 Leonard Stakhovsky (Penn State).
Josh Pompan has also been solid, sharing time between the No. 2 and No. 3 singles’ positions. The sophomore has tallied a 7-5 record, including wins over Dartmouth and Harvard.
In doubles action, senior captain Austin Kaplan and sophomore Nicholai Westergaard are currently ranked No. 68 in the country by the ITA. Penn’s top duo is 9-6 on the season, with notable wins over Dartmouth’s No. 72 ranked pair and New Mexico’s No. 22 squad.
Scouting the Bulldogs and Bears
Yale enters the weekend with a record of 12-6, while Brown wrapped up its non-conference schedule with a mark of 8-12. The Bulldogs are red hot, having won eight of their last 10 matches.
Yale and Brown both defeated the Quakers last season at home, each tallying triumphant scores of 5-2.
The Quakers hit the road for a pair of Ivy contests next weekend. Penn will travel to take on Harvard next Saturday, and Dartmouth on Sunday.