DENVER, Colo. – In the first of five road matches to be played over Spring Break, the University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team was defeated by No. 68 Utah on Saturday by a score of 5-2.
For just the third time this season, the Quakers opened the match by grabbing the doubles point. The duos of Austin Kaplan and Nicholai Westergaard (6-3) and Thomas Spratt and Matt Nardella (6-3) were each victorious in the No. 1 and No. 2 slots.
The Red and Blue couldn’t keep the momentum in singles, as Josh Pompan was the Quaker to record a win. The sophomore registered a 6-2, 5-7, 10-5 victory in the No. 3 slot. Blaine Willenborg and Matt Nardella also went to three sets, but neither could put out a triumph. Nardella fell 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 – while Willenborg went down by a score of 6-2, 6-7 (4), 10-4.
The Quakers will be back in action tomorrow afternoon, taking on the University of Denver at 3 p.m. EST.
Matt Cowley (Utah) def. Kyle Mautner, 6-3, 6-2
Dan Little (Utah) def. Vim De Alwis, 6-3, 6-2
Josh Pompan def. David Micevski, 6-2, 5-7, 10-5
Egbert Weverink def. Matt Nardella, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Parker McGuiness def. Nicholai Westergaard, 6-3, 6-1
Freddie McGeehan def. Blaine Willenborg, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 10-4
Austin Kaplan/Westergaard def. Cowley/Little, 6-3
Nardella/Thomas Spratt def. McGuiness/ Jamey Swiggart, 6-4
McGeehan/Weverink def. Mautner/Willenborg, 6-3