Men's Tennis Can't Catch Cornell

PHILADELPHIAFor the final time as a Quaker, Jonathan Boym stepped on the court on Sunday, and as he has done for the majority of his career as a Quaker, he walked off a winner.

Boym, a two-year captain of the Red and Blue, won for the 60th time as a collegian, and for the 22nd time over an Ivy opponent when he defeated Josh Goldstein, 7-5, 6-3, at No. 2 singles.

The win was the 13th for Boym in an Ivy dual to just four losses, and capped a stellar career for the 2006 Ivy League Rookie of the Year. He proved his rookie season no fluke, following it up with a sophomore season where he was named All-Ivy for the second season in a row.

While injuries halted his career in 2007-08, Boym still managed to win two matches in the spring. This year, he rebounded to play at No. 2 throughout the spring, solidifying Penn’s lineup as it entered the Ivy season.

“Jonathan has brought so much to the program over the course of his four years at Penn,” head coach Nik DeVore said. “He is an incredible talent and person and we wish him well as he graduates. He will be sorely missed.”

Unfortunately for Boym, he was not able to cap his senior season with a team win as Cornell won the doubles point and a close match at No. 5 for a 4-3 win. The Quakers were strong at the top of the lineup, winning at Nos. 1-3, but couldn’t find a way to seize the close matchup.

“This was another tough one for us,” head coach Nik DeVore said. “The doubles point was there for the taking, but we couldn’t close it out. Unfortunately, this match was a symbol of the season.”

Penn finishes the season 10-12 overall and 1-6 in the Ivy League.

Position

Univ. of Pennsylvania

Cornell University

Winner

Score

#1 Singles

Hicham LaalejHicham LaalejHicham Laalej

Jonathan Jaklitsch

Univ. of Pennsylvania

7-6,6-1

#2 Singles

Jonathan BoymJonathan BoymJonathan Boym

Josh Goldstein

Univ. of Pennsylvania

7-5,6-3

#3 Singles

Adam SchwartzAdam SchwartzAdam Schwartz

Jonathan Fife

Univ. of Pennsylvania

6-2,6-4

#4 Singles

Phil LawPhil LawPhil Law

Jeremy Feldman

Cornell University

7-6,6-3

#5 Singles

Jason LinJason LinJason Lin

Marc Asch

Cornell University

4-6,6-3,6-1

#6 Singles

Justen RothJusten RothJusten Roth

Andy Gauthier

Cornell University

6-0,6-1

#1 Doubles

Hicham LaalejHicham LaalejHicham Laalej
Adam SchwartzAdam SchwartzAdam Schwartz

Kyle Doppelt
Josh Goldstein

Cornell University

9-7

#2 Doubles

Phil LawPhil LawPhil Law
Justen RothJusten RothJusten Roth

Jeremy Feldman
Andy Gauthier

Cornell University

8-6

#3 Doubles

Jeff Karsh
Jason Lin
Jason LinJason Lin

Marc Asch
Mirza Klis

Cornell University

9-7