PHILADELPHIA – With the match on the line, tied 3-3, freshman Kyle Mautner rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, Dovydas Sakinis, to clinch a 4-3 win over No. 34 Dartmouth on Saturday in the first round of the ECAC Tennis Tournament. The Quakers improve to 3-0 at home this season, and will face the winner of Princeton and Brown on Saturday in the ECAC semifinals at 3 p.m.
Mautner capped off an impressive display by Penn’s top four singles’ players. Senior captain Vim De Alwis (No.2), sophomore Josh Pompan (No. 3), and junior Matt Nardella (No. 4) all secured straight-set wins.
The Red and Blue were able to rebound from dropping the doubles’ point, as the duo of Nicholai Westergaard and Austin Kaplan notched Penn’s lone win.
A full ECAC Tournament bracket can be found here.
No. 1 - Kyle Mautner def. Dovydas Sakinis, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
No. 2 - Vim De Alwis def. Ciro Riccardi, 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 - Josh Pompan def. Brendan Tannenbaum, 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 - Matt Nardella def. Max Fliegner, 7-6, 6-2
No. 5 - George Wall def. Nicholai Westergaard, 6-2, 6-4
No. 6 - Max Schmidt def. Ismael Lahlou, 6-4, 6-3
No. 1 - Westergaard/Austin Kaplan def. Sakinis/Roko Glasnovic, 6-2
No. 2 - Tannenbaum/Wall def. Nardella/Spratt, 6-2
No. 3 – Schmidt/Fliegner def. Dmitry Shatalin/De Alwis, 6-3
Download: ECAC Day 1.pdf