PHILADELPHIA - The two-time defending Ivy League champion Penn men's tennis team will have to rebound if they want to make it three in a row, as they dropped their Ivy League opener, 5-2, to Princeton on Saturday. Seniors Joseph Lok and Eric Riley won their singles matches to earn the two points for the Quakers.
"Princeton came in with a lot of passion," said head coach Nik DeVore. "This match could have been a 4-3 win for us because it was very close, but it wasn't meant to be."
The Quakers, who saw junior Jonathan Boym return to the lineup to give them a full ladder for the first time since the earliest stages of the season, could not take the doubles point to open the match as two of three teams fell. Brandon O'Gara and Eric Riley managed to win their set at No. 2, 8-4, but the rest of the Quakers could not push it over the top.
At No. 5, Riley was the first Quaker to win, earning a 6-4 6-4 victory in two sets.
Lok's match at No. 4 was one of two singles matches that went three sets (Jason Pinsky at No. 1 was the other). Lok, who won the first set 6-2, dropped a close second set 7-6 before rebounding and taking the deciding set, 6-3.
1. Krueger-Wyman/Carpeni def Pinsky/Lok 8-6
2. Ogara/Riley def Capkovic/Vuckovic 8-4
3. Gober/Faust def Schwartz/Roth 8-4
1. Capkovic def. Jason Pinsky 4-6,6-4,6-4
2. Krueger-Wyman def. Jonathan Boym 6-4,6-3
3. Carpeni def. JustinFox 6-1,6-0
4. Jo Lok def. Ryan Kim 6-2,6-7,6-3
5. Eric Riley def. Alex Vuckovic 6-4,6-4
6. Charlie Brosens def. Adam Schwartz 7-6,6-3