PHILADELPHIA - It wasn't easy but the Quakers made enough plays to pull out the victory on Friday, beating George Washington 4-3 at the Levy Tennis Pavilion.
Freshman Ivan Turudic clinched the win for the Red and Blue with a three-set come-from-behind victory at No. 2 singles. Turudic lost the first set 7-5 but evened it up in the second, 6-2. In the third, he was down 2-1 before taking the final five points of the set to earn the win.
Senior captain Hicham Laalej was the most dominant player on the court, winning at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-0. Also winning in singles was junior Phil Law, taking No. 3 singles 6-4, 6-3.
The Quakers also captured the doubles point on Friday, winning at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. The duo of Laalej and sophomore Mark Milbrandt won 9-8 (7-1) at No. 1 while freshman Nikola Kocovic and senior Zach Gorn won 8-5 at No. 3
Penn is back in action on Wednesday when the team hosts Fordham, Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Order of finish 1, 4, 3, 6, 2, 5
Hicham Laalej (P) def. Ugar Atalay (GW) 6-3, 6-0
Ivan Turudic (P) def. Yan Levinski (GW) 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Phil Law (P) def. Alexander van Gils (GW) 6-3, 6-3
Christopher Kushma (P) def. Jason Lin (P) 6-4, 6-3
Ulrik Thomsen (GW) def. Nikola Kocovic (P) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
Viktor Svensson (GW) def. Jason Magnes (P) 7-6, 6-2
Laalej/Mark Milbrandt (P) def. Atalay/Hannah (GW) 9-8 (7-1)
Kushma/Van Gils (GW) def. Law/Turudic (P) 8-5
Kocovic/Zach Gorn (P) def. Svensson/Blumenfeld (GW) 8-5