ITHACA, N.Y. - The Penn men's tennis team fell to Cornell, 4-3, in its final road match of the year. The Quakers won the doubles point but were only able to manage two singles matches as they fell to 3-3 in the Ivy League and were officially eliminated from contention for the league crown.
Penn struck first, as the No. 1 doubles team of Jason Pinsky and Joseph Lok won their match, 8-5. At No. 3 doubles, Justin Fox and Adam Schwartz won by an identical score, ensuring the doubles point for Penn.
Unfortunately, only Pinsky and fellow senior Eric Riley were able to take singles matches. Pinsky won his match at No. 1 2-6, 7-5, 6-0, while Riley won at No. 4 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
Two other Quakers, Justin Fox at No. 3 and Adam Schwartz at No. 5, took their matches to a full three sets. Schwartz and Cornell's Jeremy Feldman were in the tightest battle of the day as Schwartz lost the first set 7-6 before rebounding for a 6-2 victory. Schwartz came up just short in the third set, though, falling 7-5.
The Quakers are back in action on Sunday as they close their season at Lott Courts against the Columbia Lions. The match is set to begin at 2 p.m.