PHILADELPHIA – For the first time in since early February, the University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team will hit the road. Penn will be off to Colorado and California for five matches over Spring Break, three of which will be against nationally-ranked teams.
The 59th-ranked Quakers will make a pair of stops in Colorado, touching down in both Denver and Colorado Springs. Penn will first take on No. 68 Utah and No. 48 Denver, before heading south for a match against Air Force.
The Red and Blue will touch down in California next, taking on No. 31 San Diego and San Diego State on March 10-11.
Last Time Out
The Quakers are coming off a 5-2 defeat to No. 24 Penn State last Sunday. Penn narrowly dropped the doubles point, as the Quakers’ top duo of Austin Kaplan and Nicholai Westergaard lost in a tightly contested tiebreaker. Kyle Mautner and Blaine Willenborg put together a 6-3 win in the No. 3 slot.
In singles action, Mautner continued his strong spring with a 6-4, 6-1 win over nationally-ranked Leonard Stakhovsky. The Quakers’ other win came from Matt Nardella, who posted a three-set triumph at No. 4.
Upon returning on March 12, the Quakers will have 20 days off prior to taking on Yale in their Ivy League opener on April 2.