Men's Tennis Finishes Up at ECAC Championships

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.Penn finished up its trip to the ECAC Championships with a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Brown on Monday. Penn went 1-2 at the tournament and finished in fourth place out of eight teams.

The two teams did not compete in doubles and went right into the singles matches.

Brown was able to jump out to quick starts in the majority of the matches as Penn had played over eight hours of tennis in the past two days against Cornell and No. 46 Harvard in the first two rounds of the tournament.

The Bears won in straight sets at all positions except No. 1. Penn’s Adam Schwartz won the first set against Jonathan Pearlman, 7-6, but dropped the second set, 6-3, before retiring with an injury in the third set.

"This was a tough match considering the quick turnaround after our four and a half hour match the night before," head coach Nik DeVore said. "We played without our No. 1, 2 and 5 singles players as well as our No. 3 doubles team so it was a great opportunity for other players to step in and gain some match experience."

DeVore feels that the weekend proved to the team that it could and should compete with the best in the Ivy League.

"Finsihing fourth out of ten teams could be satisfying," he said. "At the same time, we are a bit dissappointed. We could have defeated Harvard and been in position to win. We feel we have a reach chance at the Ivy title."

Penn is back in action Feb. 22 against Navy at 3:30 p.m. at the Levy Tennis Pavilion.

No. 2 Brown def. No. 4 Penn: 6-0

Singles

No. 1 Pearlman, Brown def. Schwartz, Penn 6-7, 6-3, Retire (Injury)
No. 2 Lee, Brown def. Law, Penn: 6-2, 7-6

No. 3 Gorham, Brown def. Lin, Penn: 6-4, 6-1

No. 4 Garland, Brown def. Gorn, Penn: 6-0, 6-2

No. 5 Gardner, Brown def. Karsh, Penn: 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 Au, Brown def. Bury, Penn: 6-3, 6-3