PHILADELPHIA - There is no rest for the Quakers as they hit the courts again on Saturday after their 7-0 trouncing of Fordham on Wednesday. Saturday's matchup will be against Stony Brook starting at 1 p.m. at the Levy Tennis Pavilion.
Even without its normal lineup, the Red and Blue were still able to easily take care of Fordham. Three of the six singles matches resulted in straight 6-0, 6-0 bagels. First was sophomore Mark Milbrandt at fourth singles, followed quickly by freshmen Nikola Kocovic at No.1 and Kyle Roth at No. 6. Not to mention, prior to the singles, the freshmen duo of Ivan Turudic and Zach Katz blew out their opponents 8-0 at No. 1 doubles in just 28 minutes. They are now 12-2 overall as a pair during the 2010-11 season.
Entering Friday, Stony Brook carries a 2-1 record. The Seawolves lost a tough 4-3 nail-biter that lasted for more than six hours and did not finish until 2 a.m. against Fairfield to open their spring schedule. However, Stony Brook has won its two matches since then, topping Army 6-1 and blanking UConn 7-0 last weekend. The Seawolves will be taking on Saint Joseph's at 6 p.m. Friday night before heading to Penn on Saturday.
Like Fordham, this will be the first time that Penn and Stony Brook will face each other since head coach Nik DeVore took over as head coach of the tennis team in 2007. However, a couple of the Quakers and Seawolves did match-up at the ITA Regionals back in October. Junior Jason Lin beat Max Sztabholz in the Round of 128 6-1, 6-0, and the doubles tandem of Turudic and Katz defeated Nikita Fomin and Mitch Wong 8-4 in the Round of 32.
The women's tennis team will also be competing against Stony Brook at the same time and will split the courts.