Men's Tennis Gets Back to Winning Ways, Beats BYU

BOISE, Idaho – The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team got back to its winning ways Friday afternoon out west, when the No. 44 Quakers defeated Brigham Young, 4-3, in the first of three matches this weekend. The Red and Blue are now 6-1 this spring and will continue action at 7 p.m. MT this evening, playing just doubles with Boise State.

Penn took the 1-0 advantage after earning the doubles point. Junior duo Vim De Alwis and Blaine Willenborg defeated Francis Sargeant and David Ball 6-4 at the No. 3 spot, while sophomore duo Matt Nardella and Marshall Sharp at No. 2 followed with a second win over Aidan Carrazedo and Robin Pfister, 7-5.

Willenborg added another quick win, this time at No. 5 singles. He gave the Quakers a 2-0 lead after defeating BYU’s David Ball in two sets (6-2, 6-3). The Cougars took the next point, with a two-set win at No. 3 and then evened the score with a win at No. 1.

But freshman Josh Pompan gave the Red and Blue a 3-2 advantage, with a three-set win at No. 4, and senior captain Jeremy Court sealed the deal with a victory at No. 2.

No. 44 Penn 4, BYU 3
Doubles
1. Jeremy Court/Nicholai Westergaard (PENN) vs. Andrey Goryachkov/Jacob Sullivan (BYU) 6-5, DNF
2. Matt Nardella/Marshall Sharp (PENN) def. Aidan Carrazedo/Robin Pfister (BYU) 7-5
3. Vim De Alwis/Blaine Willenborg (PENN) def. Francis Sargeant/David Ball (BYU) 6-4

Singles
1. Francis Sargeant (BYU) def. Vim De Alwis (PENN) 7-6, 1-6, 6-1
2. Jeremy Court (PENN) def. Andrey Goryachkov (BYU) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6
3. Shane Monroe (BYU) def. Matt Nardella (PENN) 6-4, 6-4
4. Josh Pompan (PENN) def. Jacob Sullivan (BYU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
5. Blaine Willenborg (PENN) def. David Ball (BYU) 6-2, 6-3
6. Aidan Carrazedo (BYU) def. Zach Lessen (PENN) 5-7, 6-4, 6-4
Order of Finish: 5, 3, 1, 4, 2, 6

Updated Spring Records
Doubles
Court/Podesta 3-1
De Alwis/Nardella 2-2
De Alwis/Willenborg 1-0
Sharp/Spratt 1-1
Court/Nardella 1-0
Kaplan/Westergaard 1-0
Kaplan/Pompan 1-1
Kaplan/Spratt 1-0
Kaplan/Sharp 0-1
Pompan/Sharp 0-1
Nardella/Sharp 1-0
Nardella/Spratt 0-1

Singles
Nicolas Podesta 6-0
Vim De Alwis 2-4
Jeremy Court 7-1
Matt Nardella 3-3
Josh Pompan 6-2
Blaine Willenborg 5-1
Austin Kaplan 0-1
Ismael Lahlou 1-0
Zach Lessen 0-1
Thomas Spratt 2-0
Marshall Sharp 1-0

Download: MTN - BYU vs Penn, 2-27-2015.pdf