SEATTLE, Wash. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team couldn’t overcome its first ranked opponent of the season on Sunday, falling to No. 45 Washington by a score of 7-0. The Quakers fall to 1-2 in dual matches this season.
Nicholai Westergaard and Austin Kaplan were the only Quakers to record a victory against the Huskies, earning a 6-3 triumph at No. 1 doubles. It was the third-straight win for the duo after taking down East Tennessee State in the top slot on Saturday.
In singles action, freshman Kyle Mautner registered the only set victory for Penn -- winning the first set off No. 84 Mitch Stewart by score of 6-2. Stewart rebounded for a 2-6, 6-0 (8-8 def.) victory.
The Quakers return to action next Saturday, hosting Middle Tennessee State at the Hecht Tennis Center.
Nicholai Westergaard/Austin Kaplan def. Piers Foley/Enzo Sommer, 6-3
Jake Douglas/Wendell Watanabe def. Matt Nardella/Blaine Willenborg, 6-2
Kawika Lam/Mitch Stewart def. Kyle Mautner/Josh Pompan, 6-2
No. 84 Stewart def. Mautner 2-6, 6-0 (8-8 def.)
No. 122 Gal Hakak def. Pompan, 6-3, 6-3
Sommer def. Vim De Alwis, 6-1, 4-0 (ret.)
No. 121 Douglas def. Nardella, 6-3, 6-2
Joao Barra def. Westergaard, 6-2, 6-2
Sebastian Hawken def. Willenborg, 6-2, 6-1