SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team wrapped up its Spring Break trip with a 5-2 defeat to San Diego State on Friday afternoon.
With the threat of severe weather in the area, Penn and San Diego began the day’s action with singles. Blaine Willenborg posted the lone win for Penn at the No. 6 position, taking down Cornelius Kolb by a score of 6-4, 6-7, 10-8. Nicholai Westergaard also found himself in a three-setter at No. 5, but fell 6-1 in in the third.
Although the Toreros clinched the match in singles, Penn rebounded by grabbing the doubles point. The duos of Matt Nardella and Thomas Spratt and Blaine Willenborg and Gabriel Rapoport each registered victories. Spratt and Nardella were 7-6 victors at No. 2, while Willenborg and Rapoport notched a 6-2 triumph at No. 3.
The Red and Blue will have a few weeks off, before hosting Yale to open Ivy League play on April 2.
Freddy Gelbrich def. Kyle Mautner, 5-1 retired
Hendrik Jebens def. Vim De Alwis, 6-1, 6-0
Milen Ianakiev def. Josh Pompan, 7-5, 6-2
Sander Gjoels-Andersen def. Matt Nardella, 6-0, 6-2
Marko Goles-Babic def. Nicholai Westergaard, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Blaine Willenborg def. Cornelius Kolb, 6-4, 6-7, 10-8
Goles-Babic/Gelbrich def. Westergaard/Austin Kaplan, 6-4
Nardella/Thomas Spratt def. Jebens/Jonas Meinzer, 7-6 (6)
Willenborg/Gabriel Rapoport def. Andersen/Santiago Cevallos, 6-2