PHILADELPHIA – Penn rebounded from a tough men’s tennis loss to start the Ivy season at Princeton over the weekend to extend its winning streak at home to six matches with a 6-1 win over Army on Monday.
Penn had a good round of doubles to start the match, coming away with a sweep. No. 1 pair of Hicham Laalej and Adam Schwartz emerged with an 8-3 win as did No. 3 pair of Jeffrey Karsh and Zach Gorn. At No. 2, Jason Lin and Alex Vasin won, 8-5.
In singles, the Quakers won five matches, all in straight sets. The one match that the Quakers lost was an intense three-setter at No. 5, as Bruno Lucivero won, 4-6, 6-4, 13-11.
Penn received singles wins from Laalej, Jonathan Boym, Schwartz, Phil Law and Justen Roth.
“This was a good way for us to rebound from a devastating Princeton match,” head coach Nik DeVore said. “We were solid top to bottom in doubles and competed hard in singles.”
DeVore did not waste any time looking ahead to the next Ivy weekend.
“Next up, is Brown and Yale,” he said. “Both teams are very strong. We will need to compete very well this weekend.”
Penn heads to New England for the Ancient Eight weekend, playing Brown (Fri.) and Yale (Sat.) at 2 p.m.
Penn def. Army, 6-1
1. Hicham Laalej/ Adam Schwartz (Penn) def. Johnson/Lucero (Army), 8-3
2. Jason Lin/ Alex Vasin (Penn) def. Gindley/Albornov (Army), 8-5
3. Jeffrey Karsh/Zach Gorn (Penn) def. VanVelzen/Harris (Army), 8-3
Penn Wins Doubles, 3-0
1. Laalej (Penn) def. Johnson 9Army), 6-1,7-5
2. Jonathan Boym (Penn) def. Alvornov (Army),6-3,6-3
3. Schwartz (Penn) def. VanVelzen (Army), 6-3-6-4
4. Phil Law (Penn) def. Lucero, (Army)6-4,6-3
5. Luciuevo (Army) def. Vasin (Penn),4-6,6-4, 13-11
6. Justen Roth (Penn) def. Shaffer (Army), 6-4,6-0