Men's Tennis Finishes ECAC Tournament at 2-1

The Penn men's tennis team headed back to Philadelphia with a 2-1 record after defeating Dartmouth and Yale, but falling to No. 1 seed Harvard at the 2004 ECAC Team Tennis Championships in New York. The Quakers were the No.8 seed heading into the tournament.

The Quakers opened play with a 4-3 win over Dartmouth. Despite dropping the doubles point, Penn regrouped to win at No. 2, 4, 5 and 6 singles. Penn then moved on to the quarterfinal round to face No. 1 seed Harvard, where the team fell, 6-1. The only point for the Quakers came from Mikhail Bekker at No. 3 singles. The Quakers then took onYale in the consolation round and defeated theEli, 5-2.

The Quakers will now have two weeks to prepare for the ITA Eastern Regionals on Oct.21-26 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va..

Penn 4, Dartmouth 3, Friday, Oct. 1, 2004

Singles
1.Tas Tobiasfell to David Webb, 6-3, 6-4
2. David Lynn def. Steven McGaughey, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4
3.MikhailBekkerfell to Jeffery Schechtman, 6-4, 7-6
4.Todd Lecherdef. Priya Sahu, 6-4, 6-2
5. Craig Rubin def. Andres Reyes, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
6.Brandon O'Garadef. Mark Brodie, 7-6, 6-1

Doubles
1.Tobias/O'Garadef. Webb/Reyes, 8-3
2.Pu/Fairbanks fell to Brodie/Schechtman, 8-2
3.Lynn/Bekker fell to Waslen/McGaughey, 8-5

Harvard 6, Penn 1, Saturday, Oct.2, 2004

Singles
1. Tas Tobias fell to Jonathan Chu, 6-1, 6-4
2.David Lynnfell to Martin Wetzel, 6-1, 6-7 (6), 10-4
3. Mikhail Bekkerdef. Ashwin Kumar, 6-3, 6-3
4.Todd Lecher fell to Shantanu Dhaka, 6-2, 6-4
5. Craig Rubin fell to Jason Beren, 6-4, 6-3
6. Brandon O'Gara fell to Gideon Valkin, 6-1, 6-1

Doubles
1.Tobias/O'Gara fell to Chu/Chiu, 8-2
2.Pu/Fairbanks fell to Kumar/Wetzel, 8-3
3.Lynn/Bekkerfell to Beren/Dhaka, 8-4

Penn 5,Yale 2, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004

Singles
1.Tas Tobiasfell to Brandon Wai, 6-4, 6-0
2.David Lynn fell to Milosz Gudzowski, 6-4, 6-3
3.Mikhail Bekkerdef. Johnny Lu, 6-1, 6-3
4. Todd Lecher def. Matthew Feldman, 6-3, 6-0
5.CraigRubindef. Joe Vellankiaran, 6-7 (3), 7-5, 10-5
6. Jimmy Fairbanks def. William Vidal,6-3, 6-2

Doubles
1.Tobias/O'Gara def.Gudzowski/Lawler, 8-5
2.Lynn/Bekker fell to Lu/Feldman, 8-6
3.Lecher/Rubin def. Vellanikaran/Wai, 8-3