PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team will wrap up its fall season with a trip to Winston-Salem N.C. for the Wake Forest Invitational this weekend. The three-day event, which will take place Friday-through-Sunday, will set up similar to the Princeton Invitational with several flights in both singles and doubles.
The Quakers are coming off a strong showing at the ITA Northeast Regional at Yale two weeks ago. Freshman Kyle Mautner was especially impressive, advancing all the way to the semifinals of the talent-laden draw. Before ultimately falling to the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, Dovydas Sakinis, in three sets -- Mautner tallied straight-set wins over opponents from Yale, St. John’s and Brown, followed by a three-set triumph over Princeton.
Josh Pompan also put together a strong showing, joining Mautner in the Round of 16 of the singles draw. The sophomore picked up wins over Binghamton and Cornell, before falling to the top-seed, Sakinis, in the Fourth Round.
Other notable performers for Penn in New Haven included Zach Lessen, who compiled a pair of wins --defeating opponents from Harvard and Cornell. Vim De Alwis, Blaine Willenborg and Nicholai Westergaard also notched singles wins.
The field this weekend will consist of Wake Forest, Duke, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Indiana, NC State, Liberty, Tennessee Tech, East Carolina, UNCG, Navy, Dartmouth, Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Norfolk State, and Old Dominion.
Download: 2015 Wake Forest Fall Invite Draws.pdf