ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Quakers won their fourth straightmatch, but it wasn't without a fight, as they took down Navy 4-3 in Annapolis on Friday night.
Penn won the doubles point, taking No. 1 and No. 3. In the first match of the day as the duo of sophomores Phil Law and Eugen Brazdil defeated Owen Bullard and Eddie Konrad 8-3. The Quakers also took No. 3 doubles 8-3 behind the freshmen Jason Magnes and Mark Milbrandt, 8-3. The senior combination of Justen Roth and Adam Schwartz lost at No. 2, 8-7 (4) .
In singles, sophomore Jason Lin finished No. 4 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 victory, while Magnes rebounded from his doubles loss to take No. 5 singles 6-4, 6-4. Despite the Quakers 3-0 lead, the Midshipmen upset previously unbeaten Brazdil and Schwartz to cut it to 3-2.
Brazdil lost at No. 1, 7-5, 6-3, to Bullard, while Schartz fell in three sets, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 to Marcus Rebersak. Up 3-2, Penn got the insurance it needed as Law won 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) at No. 3 singles in two tough sets, with both going to tiebreakers. Milbrandt ended the match with a straight set loss at No. 6 singles.
Head coach Nik DeVore had mixed reations about his team's play. "The effort in doubles at No. 1 and No. 3 was excellent," said DeVore. "In singles we were really flat at almost every position. I think the 16 day layoff hurt us and we just didn't have that same competitive nature. Jason Lin played the best of the bunch. He was sick going into the match, so we thought he was probably the biggest question mark, but he played very solid tennis from start to finish."
The Red and Blue improve to 4-0 with the victory and return to action next Wednesday when they host Georgetown at 3 p.m. at the Levy Pavilion.
1 - Phil Law / Eugen Brazdil (P) def. Owen Bullard / Eddie Konrad (N), 8-3
2 - Nick Birger / Ramsey Lemaich (N) def. Justen Roth / Adam Schwartz (P), 8-7 (4)
3 - Jason Magnes / Mark Milbrandt (P) def Jeremy New / Zach Nicholson (N) , 8-3
1 - Bullard (N) def. Brazdil (P), 7-5, 6-3
2 - Marcus Rebersak (N) def. Schwartz (P), 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2
3 - Law (P) def. Anderson Walls (N), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)
4 - Lin (P) def. New (N), 6-2, 6-2
5 - Magnes (P) def. Nicholson (N), 6-4, 6-4
6 - Nicholas Gutsche (N) def. Milbrandt (P), 7-6 (4), 6-1