Men's Tennis Drops 5-2 Match to No. 54 Dartmouth

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team dropped another tough Ivy match 5-2 on Sunday to No. 54 Dartmouth at the Hamlin Tennis Courts. The Quakers have dropped to 14-8 overall, 0-5 Ivy this season. The Red and Blue will return to action on Wednesday for their final nonconference match with St. John’s.

To start the day, junior duo Austin Kaplan and Blaine Willenborg won their fourth consecutive match at No. 3 doubles, defeating Sam Todd and Diego Pedraza 6-2. However, Dartmouth claimed wins at No. 1 and 2 doubles for the point advantage going into singles matches.

The Big Green went on to take wins at No. 5, 1, and 2 singles to clinch the overall victory. Sophomore Matt Nardella gave Penn its first point, winning the second set 7-6(4). While a win at No. 5 gave one more to point to Dartmouth, freshman Josh Pompan earned the last point after a three-set match at No. 3 against Ciro Riccardi.

Penn 2, No. 54 Dartmouth 5
4/12/2015
Doubles
1. Sakinis/Tannenbaum (Dartmouth) def. Westergaard/Court (Penn) 6-2

2. Schmidt/Kipouras (Dartmouth) def. Sharp/Nardella (Penn) 7-5
3. Willenborg/Kaplan (Penn) def. Todd/Pedraza (Dartmouth) 6-2
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles
1. No. 53 Dovydas Sakinis (Dartmouth) def. Jeremy Court (Penn), 1-6, 6-3, 6-2

2. No. 110 Chris Kipouras (Dartmouth) def. Blaine Willenborg (Penn), 6-4, 7-5
3. Josh Pompan (Penn) def. Ciro Riccardi (Dartmouth), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
4. Matt Nardella (Penn) def. Diego Pedraza (Dartmouth), 6-3, 7-6(4)
5. George Wall (Dartmouth) def. Marshall Sharp (Penn), 7-5, 6-2
6. Max Schmidt (Dartmouth) def. Ismael Lahlou (Penn), 7-5, 6-2
Order of finish: 5, 1, 2, 4, 6, 3

Updated Spring Records
Doubles
Court/Nardella 1-0

Court/Podesta 3-2
Court/Spratt 0-1
Court/Westergaard 6-3
De Alwis/Nardella 2-2
De Alwis/Willenborg 3-0
Kaplan/Westergaard 2-0
Kaplan/Pompan 1-1
Kaplan/Sharp 0-1
Kaplan/Spratt 2-0
Kaplan/Westergaard 1-0
Kaplan/Willenborg 5-2
Lessen/Spratt 1-0
Nardella/Sharp 3-4
Nardella/Spratt 0-3
Nardella/Westergaard 1-1
Pompan/Sharp 0-1
Pompan/Willenborg 0-1
Sharp/Spratt 1-1
Sharp/Willenborg 0-1
Spratt/Westergaard 0-1

Singles
Jeremy Court 12-6

Vim De Alwis 3-8
Austin Kaplan 0-2
Ismael Lahlou 1-4
Zach Lessen 1-1
Matt Nardella 9-10
Nicolas Podesta 8-2
Josh Pompan 17-4
Marshall Sharp 3-5
Thomas Spratt 2-1
Nicholai Westergaard 0-5
Blaine Willenborg 12-6