Men's Tennis Falls to St. John's, 5-2

PHILADELPHIA – Continuing its homestand, the University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team dropped another tightly contested match, this time falling to St. John’s 5-2 at the Hamlin Tennis Courts on Wednesday afternoon. The Quakers (14-9 overall, 0-5 Ivy) will return to the outdoor courts on Friday when they play their final home match of the season and celebrate senior day.

Even though the doubles point had been clinched by the Red Storm, the No. 3 doubles continued playing. After being down 3-0, junior duo Austin Kaplan and Blaine Willenborg battled their way back, rallying to win the match 8-6.

Kaplan kept his momentum and energy rolling giving the Red and Blue their first point of the afternoon with a win at No. 6 (6-4, 6-2).

Penn fought tough for more but St. John’s took four singles matches for the overall victory.

Sophomore Matt Nardella closed out the event with a win at No. 4.

Penn 2, St. John’s 5
4/15/2015
Doubles
1. Every/R. Livi (SJU) def. Court/Westergaard (Penn) 8-5
2. Hejal/Caripi (SJU) def. Nardella/Spratt (Penn) 8-4
3. Kaplan/Willenborg (Penn) def. Reyes/Munshaw (SJU) 8-6
Order of finish: 2, 1, 3

Singles
1. Lukas Hejhal (SJU) def. Jeremy Court (Penn) 7-5, 4-6, 6-0
2. Erick Reyes (SJU) def. Blaine Willenborg (Penn) 7-6(4), 6-3
3. Robert Livi (SJU) def. Josh Pompan (Penn) 7-5, 6-3
4. Matt Nardella (Penn) def. Elio Livi (SJU) 6-2, 5-7, 7-4
5. Vaidik Munshaw (SJU) def. Marshall Sharp (Penn) 6-2, 7-5
6. Austin Kaplan (Penn) def. Michael-John Every (SJU) 6-4, 6-2
Order of finish: 5, 6, 2, 3, 1, 4

Updated Spring Records
Doubles
Court/Nardella 1-0

Court/Podesta 3-2
Court/Spratt 0-1
Court/Westergaard 6-4
De Alwis/Nardella 2-2
De Alwis/Willenborg 3-0
Kaplan/Westergaard 2-0
Kaplan/Pompan 1-1
Kaplan/Sharp 0-1
Kaplan/Spratt 2-0
Kaplan/Westergaard 1-0
Kaplan/Willenborg 6-2
Lessen/Spratt 1-0
Nardella/Sharp 3-4
Nardella/Spratt 0-4
Nardella/Westergaard 1-1
Pompan/Sharp 0-1
Pompan/Willenborg 0-1
Sharp/Spratt 1-1
Sharp/Willenborg 0-1
Spratt/Westergaard 0-1

Singles
Jeremy Court 12-7

Vim De Alwis 3-8
Austin Kaplan 1-2
Ismael Lahlou 1-4
Zach Lessen 1-1
Matt Nardella 10-10
Nicolas Podesta 8-2
Josh Pompan 17-5
Marshall Sharp 3-6
Thomas Spratt 2-1
Nicholai Westergaard 0-5
Blaine Willenborg 12-7