TAMPA, FLA. - The Penn men's tennis team ended its Florida trip on a disappointing note, falling to South Florida by a score of 5-2 on Friday afternoon. After losing the doubles point, only Ismael Lahlou and Vim De Alwis were able to pick up victories in singles.
Though two of the three doubles matches were hotly contested, the Bulls walked away with wins in all three matches for the 1-0 lead on the afternoon. Nikola Kocovic and Zach Katz fell in No. 1 doubles, 8-6, while Austin Kaplan and Sylvester Wee lost at No. 2, 9-7.
Moving into singles, Lahlou took home a straight-set victory at No. 3, 6-4, 6-3. That was countered by wins in straights from USF at Nos. 1, 4 and 5. Jeremy Court took the first set at No. 2, 6-4, but fell by identical 6-3, 6-3 scores in the final two sets. Playing at No. 6, De Alwis recovered from a tough loss in the first set for a 6-7, 6-1, 10-6 triumph.
A perfect 6-0 at home in the Levy Tennis Pavilion so far this season, the Quakers hope to have a return to form when they host Binghamton on Sunday at 12 p.m.
1. Gonzalez-Perez/Pramming (USF)def. Katz/Kocovic (P); 8-6
2. De Vilchez/Patel (USF) def. Kaplan/Wee (P); 9-7
3. Dzib/Sabogal (USF) def. Court/De Alwis (P); 8-4
1. Oliver Pramming (USF) def. Kocovic (P); 6-1, 6-4
2. Ignacio Gonzalez-Perez (USF) def. Court (P); 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
3. Lahlou (P) def. Juan Carlos Acuna Gerard (USF); 6-4, 6-3
4. Guillermo De Vilchez (USF) def. Katz (P); 6-2, 6-4
5. Ravi Patel (USF) def. Willenborg (P); 6-3, 6-3
6. De Alwis (P) def. Everth Dzib (USF); 6-7, 6-1, 10-6