Men's Tennis Holds Serve on Day One of Penn Invitational

Main Draw through Friday (pdf)

PHILADELPHIA -Though the sky threatened at different points in the day, the rain mostly stayed away from Penn Park, allowing for a full day of action on Friday in the first-ever Penn Invitational. With 13 Quakers entered into different flights of the singles competition, the day had to be considered a rousing success as 10 of them were able to advance into Saturday morning's quarterfinals. Four of the seven flights will have two Penn players among the final eight when play resumes tomorrow.

On the doubles side, things didn't run quite as smoothly for the Red and Blue. All four teams entered into Flight A were eliminated on Friday in their opening matches. However, in Flight B, the teams of Lucas Andreika/Jason Magnes and Vim De Alwis/Ismael Lahlou each advanced into the quarterfinals. Wins from the two teams in tomorrow's quarterfinals would set up an all-Penn semifinal later in the day.

Below is a complete rundown of Penn's Friday results:

Penn Flight
Nikola Kocovic def. Peter Pello (Norfolk State), 6-3, 6-2
Kocovic will face Zack McCourt (Princeton) in the Penn Flight Quarterfinals

Jeremy Court def. Ismael Dinia (Binghamton), 7-6(4), 7-5
Court will face Mike Hill (Brown) in the Penn Flight Quarterfinals

Quaker Flight
Ismael Lahlou def. Alex Frakes (Saint Peter's), 6-1, 6-2
Lahlou will face Juan Pablo Ramirez (Minnesota) in the Quaker Flight Quarterfinals

Troy Beneck (Delaware) def. Blaine Willenborg, 5-7, 6-4, 10-2
Willenborg will face Dan Davies (Princeton) in the Quaker Consolation Quarterfinals

Levy Flight
Dominic Patrick (Iowa) def. Austin Kaplan, 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-4
Kaplan will face Jeff Kessler (Saint Joseph's) in the Levy Consolation Quarterfinals

Vim De Alwis def. Chris Jiminez (St. Francis (PA)), 6-3, 2-6, 10-4
De Alwis will face Skylar Davis (Drexel) in the Levy Flight Quarterfinals

Hamlin Flight
Sylvester Wee def. Juan Parado (St. Francis (PA)), 6-1, 6-2
Wee will face Dimitry Zyhmantovic (Norfolk State) in the Hamlin Flight Quarterfinals

Rob Wong def. Oliver Bellomi (Saint Peter's), 6-0, 6-1
Wong will face Florian van Kann (Binghamton) in the Hamlin Flight Quarterfinals

Ben Franklin Flight
Mark Milbrandt advances over Fabian Valdiviezo (Saint Peter's), walkover
Milbrandt will face Mohamed El Tonbari (Princeton) in the Ben Franklin Flight Quarterfinals

Jason Magnes def. Lawson Barter (St. Francis (PA)), 6-1, 7-5
Magnes will face Michael Katz (Princeton) in the Ben Franklin Flight Quarterfinals

Red Flight
Lucas Andreika advances over Luccas Coutinho (Saint Peter's), walkover
Andreika will face Max Montague (Saint Joseph's) in the Red Flight Quarterfinals

Alex Fioravante (Drexel) def. Andrew Berman, 6-0, 6-3
Berman will face Andres Urrea (Saint Joseph's) in the Red Consolation Quarterfinals

Kyle Roth def. Kent Austin (Norfolk State), 6-4, 6-2
Roth will face David Neff (Brown) in the Red Flight Quarterfinals

Flight A
Da Silveira/Hill (Brown) def. Kocovic/Milbrandt, 8-5
David/Vereschaga (Buffalo) def. Court/Roth, 8-3
Hove/Mehta (Buffalo) def. Wee/Wong, 8-5
Braga/Pello (Norfolk State) def. Kaplan/Willenborg, 8-6

Flight B
Andreika/Magnes def. Brondeau/Kessler (Saint Joseph's), 9-7
Andreika/Magnes def. Barter/Pijper (St. Francis (PA)), 8-1
Andreika/Magnes will face El Tonbari/Katz (Princeton) in the Flight B Quarterfinals

De Alwis/Lahlou def. Fioravante/Saveedra (Drexel), 9-7
De Alwis/Lahlou will face Tomlins/White (Iowa) in the Flight B Quarterfinals

Download: Penn Invitational Draws Day 1 Results.pdf