WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team wrapped up the fall over the weekend by competing at the highly competitive Wake Forest Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Blaine Willenborg picked up a pair of wins in the A1 Singles’ flight, defeating opponents from Campbell and Navy en route to the semifinals. He first earned a three-set win (6-3, 4-6, 6-2) over Campbell’s Lukas Schaefer, and then defeated Austin Jones of Navy, 6-2, 6-2. Jones had previously defeated the top seed in the tournament, Romain Bagaerts of Wake Forest.
Josh Pompan notched a win in the A2 Singles’ Flight, defeating Haris Poric of Wofford by a score of 6-4, 6-4.
Thomas Spratt and Ismael Lahlou each advanced to the finals of their respective consolation draws. Lahlou put together a three-set win (5-7, 6-2, 6-2) Georgia Southern’s Andre Johnson, followed by 7-6 (4), 6-0 triumph over Fredric Lehfeldt of East Carolina.
Following a loss to George Cartledge of Virginia Tech, Spratt compiled straight-set wins over Logan Walker of UNC-Greenville (6-1, 6-2) and Jonathan O’Neal of Campbell (6-4, 7-6 (5)).
In doubles action, the duos of Spratt and Karlawish and Willenborg and Nicholai Westergaard, each picked up 8-2 victories in the opening round of their flights. Spratt and Karlawish took down the Wofford pair of Parks Thompson and Andrew Graham, while Willenborg and Westergaard defeated Old Dominion’s Theophile Lanthiez and Jose Nunez Navarro.
The team of Pompan and Lahlou, however, strung together three doubles wins on the way to winning their flight. The duo went the distance in their first match, taking down East Carolina’s Lehfeldt and Ronny Georgi in a tiebreaker, 7-5. They followed that up with convincing wins over Georgia State’s Joseph Bishop and Chinmay Handa (8-2) and Campell’s Lorenz Schwab and Louis Monterosso (8-0).
Download: 2015 Wake Forest Invite Results.pdf