PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team is back in action this weekend, sending players to both the Princeton and Saint Joseph’s Invitationals. Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day at both events and will feature doubles and singles flights, Friday through Sunday.
Site: Lenz Tennis Center
Format: Four Singles Flights, Eight Doubles Flights
Participating Teams: Brown, Bucknell, Buffalo, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Indiana, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, NJIT, Notre Dame, Old Dominion, Penn, Penn State, Princeton, St. John's, Tennessee, Tulsa, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin and Yale.
Saint Joseph’s Invitational (Tournament Central)
Site(s): SJU Tennis Complex on the Maguire Campus, Finnesey Tennis Courts
Format: Four Singles Flights, Two Doubles Flights
Participating Teams: Delaware, Lehigh, Old Dominion, Penn, Saint Joseph’s and Villanova.
The Quakers are coming off an encouraging start to their season at the Penn Invitational last weekend. Penn put together a 25-14 mark in singles action and a 10-7 record in doubles matches against opponents from St. John’s, Buffalo, Old Dominion and William & Mary. Standout performers for the Quakers included senior Zach Lessen, sophomore Nicholai Westergaard, and senior captains Austin Kaplan and Vim De Alwis. Lessen led the Quakers with five singles wins over the three days, while Westergaard and Kaplan (4-0) combined to go 7-1 in singles action. De Alwis excelled in doubles play, producing a perfect 5-0 record.