PHILADELPHIA The men’s tennis team improved to 7-11 overall, and 1-0 in the Ivy League, with a hard-fought 5-2 win over Princeton today.
The match was a fight right from the start. In doubles, Jason Pinsky and Eric Riley took on Ted Mabrey and George Carpeni, winning 8-3 in the No. 1 spot. Justin Fox and Brandon O'Gara fell to Alex Krueger-Wyman and Sratha Saengsuwarn in the No. 3 spot, 9-7. And so the doubles point came down to No. 2, where Mikhail Bekker and Jonathan Boym were taking on Peter Capkovic and Alex Vuckovic. The Tigers took it to a tiebreaker, but the Red and Blue were able to come away with the 9-8 (3) win, clinching the doubles point for Penn.
In singles, losses at Nos. 1 and 6 were the only ones for the Quakers. Pinsky lost to Capkovic, 7-6, 6-4 at No. 1, while freshman Adam Schwartz lost to Charlie Brosens in the No. 6 spot, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6. Three other singles matches went to the third set, but Penn managed to come out on top in each one. At No. 2, Boym beat Saengsuwarn, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, while Fox beat Carpeni at No. 4, 0-6, 6-4, 6-1. Joseph Lok also had a three-set win at No. 5, beat Vuckovic, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3. Senior Mikhail Bekker had the easiest win of the day, beating Krueger-Wyman at No. 3, 6-4, 6-2.
Up next, the Quakers will look to continue their Ivy League success, as they travel north to take on Yale and Brown, next Friday and Saturday.
Penn 5, Princeton 2
#1 Jason Pinsky/Eric Riley (Penn) def. Ted Mabrey/George Carpeni (Princeton), 8-3
#2 Mikhail Bekker/Jonathan Boym (Penn) def. Peter Capkovic/Alex Vuckovic (Princeton), 9-8 (3)
#3 Alex Krueger-Wyman/Sratha Saengsuwarn (Princeton) def. Brandon O'Gara/Justin Fox (Penn), 9-7
#1 Capkovic (Princeton) def. Pinsky (Penn), 7-6, 6-4
#2 Boym (Penn) def. Saengsuwarn (Princeton), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
#3 Bekker (Penn) def. Krueger-Wyman (Princeton), 6-4, 6-2
#4 Fox (Penn) def. Carpeni (Princeton), 0-6, 6-4, 6-1
#5 Joseph Lok (Penn) def. Vuckovic (Princeton), 2-6, 7-6, 6-3
#6 Charlie Brosens (Princeton) def. Adam Schwartz (Penn), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6