PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men’s tennis team (1-0) started their 2007 spring season off with a bang, as they earned a 7-0 win over Big 5 rival Saint Joseph’s (0-1) for the second year in a row.
Three doubles wins got the match started for the Quakers. In the number three spot, sophomores Justin Fox and Jonathan Boym got an 8-2 win over Saint Joseph’s Phil Bayliss and Nick Tuxen. Two newcomers to Penn tennis helped earn wins in the top two doubles spots: freshman Adam Schwartz teamed up with junior Brandon O'Gara for an 8-4 win over Phil Garabedian and Matt Glasgow, while junior transfer Eric Riley and classmate Jason Pinsky made quick work of the Hawks in the number one spot, with an 8-1 win over brothers Jarrett and Chris Chirico.
All six Quakers also had success in their singles matches. Pinsky dominated his opponent, Jarrett Chirico, in the number one singles spot, as he won, 6-3, 6-4. Boym took home a win in the number two spot, but his was more of a battle. He took Chris Chirico to three sets, winning 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Fox defeated freshman Glasgow in the number four spot, 6-3, 6-2, while Schwartz won in his first singles match for Penn, beating Pat Adams, 6-4, 6-3. And O’Gara won in the number six spot, in a tiebreaker against Lucho Perez-Abreu, 7-6(3), 5-7, 1-0 (10-6).
The Quakers have a busy weekend ahead of them, as they host Central Florida at 6 p.m. on Friday, and take on Maryland at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Both matches will take place in Levy Pavilion.
1.Jason Pinsky/Eric Riley (Penn) def. Jarrett Chirico/Chris Chirico (SJU), 8-1
2.Adam Schwartz/Brandon O'Gara (Penn) def. Phil Garabedian/Matt Glasgow (SJU), 8-4
3.Justin Fox/Jonathan Boym (Penn) def. Phil Bayliss/Nick Tuxen (SJU), 8-2
1.Jason Pinsky (Penn) def. Jarrett Chirico (SJU), 6-3, 6-4
2.Jonathan Boym (Penn) def. Chris Chirico (SJU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
3.Justin Fox (Penn) def. Matt Glasgow (SJU), 6-3, 6-2
4.Eric Riley (Penn) def. Phil Bayliss (SJU), 6-3, 7-6(2)
5.Adam Schwartz (Penn) def. Pat Adams (SJU), 6-4, 6-3
6.Brandon O'Gara (Penn) def. Lucho Perez-Abreu (SJU), 7-6(3), 5-7, 1-0(10-6)