Seattle, Wash. - The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team dropped the doubles point on Saturday night, on the way to falling to East Tennessee State by a score of 4-3. The Quakers fall to 1-1 in dual matches this season.
Austin Kaplan and Nicholai Westergaard put together the only doubles victory for the Quakers, notching a 6-1 triumph in the No. 1 slot. ETSU snagged respective wins of 6-1 and 6-4 in the No. 2 and No. 3 positions.
The Quakers battled to make up for the doubles’ losses in singles, winning two three-setters and falling in another. Freshman Kyle Mautner rebounded from dropping the first set to capture a 2-6, 7-6, 6-2 win in the top spot. Junior Matt Nardella also lost the first set at No. 4, but battled to win the final two, 6-3, 7-6. The other Penn victory came from Westergaard, who followed his doubles’ triumph with a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles. Blaine Willenborg also forced a third set, but fell 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the sixth slot.
The Quakers will be right back at it tomorrow afternoon, taking on No. 45 Washington at 3 p.m. EST.
No.1: Kyle Mautner def. David Biosca, 2-6, 7-6, 6-2
No 2: Rogerio Ribeiro def. Vim De Alwis, 6-1, 6-0
No. 3: Robert Herrera def. Josh Pompan, 6-2, 6-3
No 4: Matt Nardella def. Sebastian Yllera, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6
No. 5: Nicholai Westergaard def. Ricardo Pabon, 6-2, 6-3
No. 6: Wenceslao Albin def. Blaine Willenborg
No. 1: Austin Kaplan/Westergaard def. Ismael Merino/Diego Nunez, 6-1
No. 2: Ribeiro/Biosca def. Nardella/Marshall Sharp, 6-1
No. 3: Yllera/Herrera def. Mautner/Willenborg, 6-4