PHILADELPHIA - In its final match at home before a west coast roadtrip for spring break, the University of Pennsylvania men's tennis team fell to Penn State, 5-2. There were a lot of close matches on Sunday, but the Quakers were unable to pull out crucial points.
Penn State earned the doubles point with a tiebreaker 7-6 win in the final match. Kyle Mautner and Blaine Willenborg were the successful pair for penn, winning 6-3.
Penn took two singles matches on Sunday, with Mautner and Matt Nardella securing points for the Quakers.
Mautner cruised to a two-set win in a fiesty match of the teams' top players. He won 6-1 before closing it out with a 6-4 result.
Nardella needed a tiebreaker to decide his three-set win. After losing the first set 7-6 (4), he bounced back to take the second, 6-4 and outworked his opponent to the tune of 10-5 in the tiebreaker.
The Quakers will head to Denver on Saturday for a date with Utah at 1 p.m.
Lutschaunig/Kohan def. Kaplan/Westergaard - 7-6 (4) PSU
Stakhovsky/Barry def. Nardella/Sharp - 6-3 PSU
Willenborg/Mautner def. De La Bassetiere/Trkulja - 6-3 Penn
Mautner def. Stakhovsky - 6-1, 6-4 Penn
De La Bassetiere def. De Alwis - 7-5, 6-2 PSU
Barry def. Pompan - 6-4, 6-1 PSU
Nardella def. Laaribi - 6-7 (4), 6-4, 10-5 Penn
Hanzlik def. Westergaard 6-4, 6-3 PSU
Lieb def. Willenborg - 6-2, 6-4 PSU