Men's Tennis Hosts St. John's

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's tennis team looks to begin play outdoors on Friday when they host St. John's at 3 p.m. on the Lott Tennis Courts, weather permitting.

The Quakers are 10-2, after defeating George Washington 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon. It is the best start for the Red and Blue since going 11-2 to open the 2004-05 season.

Against the Colonials on Wednesday, Penn battled to take two of three doubles matches, as Eugen Brazdil and Phil Law won at No. 1, while senior Adam Schwartz and freshman Rob Wong won at No. 3 doubles.

In singles, the Quakers got straight-set victories from Schwartz, Law and freshman Jason Magnes, while Brazdil needed three sets to win at No. 1. Law improved to 9-1 in the spring, while Magnes' victory was his team-high tenth of the spring.

The Red Storm comes into the match with a 2-6 record and losers of six straight. In its last match, St. John's lost a tight 4-3 decision to Harvard. The team lost the doubles point but took wins at No. 3, 5 and 6.