CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team lost its first Ivy match of the season on Saturday, falling 6-1 to Harvard at the Murr Tennis Center. The Quakers move to 2-1 in the Ancient Eight, and will take on Dartmouth in Hanover tomorrow.
After winning the doubles point in each of their wins last weekend, the Quakers couldn’t replicate the success on Saturday. All three of Penn’s duos were defeated, including the 84th-ranked pair of Austin Kaplan and Nicholai Westergaard (6-3).
Although the Quakers dropped five of six singles contests, three of the losses came in three sets. Freshman Kyle Mautner tallied Penn’s lone win, taking down No. 117 Nicky Hu by a score of 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3). Vim De Alwis (No. 2), Josh Pompan (No. 3) and Matt Nardella (No.4) also went the distance, but each fell short after posting second-set triumphs.
Nicky Hu/Brien Yeung def. Austin Kaplan/Nicholai Westergaard, 6-3
Sebastian Beltrame/Jean Thirouin def. Matt Nardella/Thomas Spratt, 7-5
Chris Morrow/Andy Zhou def. Christopher Dmitry Shatalin/Blaine Willenborg, 6-3
Kyle Mautner def. Nicky Hu, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3)
Kenny Tao def. Vim De Alwis, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
Kelvin Lam def. Josh Pompan, 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
Andy Zhou def. Matt Nardella, 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-4
Christopher Morrow def. Blaine Willenborg, 6-2, 6-4
Jean Thirouin def. Ismael Lahlou, 6-3, 7-6 (4)