ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Penn men's tennis team is back in the win column after taking a grinding 4-3 decision over Navy on Wednesday. The Quakers, who lost all three doubles matches, earned four individual victories as five of the six matches went to three sets.
At No. 4, Adam Schwartz was the first victor of the day for Penn as he took his match, 6-1, 6-4.
Senior Joseph Lok at No. 3 won 7-6 (7-4) in the first set, dropped the second 6-2, but rebounded to win the third 6-4.
Junior Justin Fox returned to the Quakers' lineup at the No. 2 position. Fox, who suffered a severely sprained ankle earlier in the season, was able to step into his role near the top of the order and rebound from a 6-3 first set loss to win in three, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Senior Jason Pinsky, topping the Quakers' lineup, dropped the first set 6-4 before rebounding to take the next two sets, 6-2, 6-1. The Quakers' top player's performance clinched the match for Penn, which won for the first time in seven matches.
1. Nelms/Waters def. O'Gara/Pinsky, 9-7
2. James/Lemaich def. Karsh/Lok, 9-7
3. Birger/Hill def. Roth/Schwartz 8-6
Navy wins the doubles point
1. Jason Pinsky def. Nate Nelms, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
2. Justin Fox def. Johnny Waters, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
3. Joseph Lok def. Jason Hill, 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-4
4. Adam Schwartz def. Ramsey Lemaich, 6-1, 6-4
5. Alex James def. Brandon O'Gara, 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3
6. Owen Bullard def. Alex Vasin, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5