HANOVER, N.H. - After losing for the first time in nearly two months on Fridayto Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania men's tennis team responded with a 5-2 win at Dartmouth on Saturday.
Penn showed a bit of a hang over early losing the doubles point. Mikhail Bekker and Jonathan Boym defeated Rashaad Elder-Bush and Jeff Schechtman 8-7(5) in the Quakers only win.
Justin Fox lost at the No. 5 spot and gave the Big Green thoughts of an upset. The Quakers ended any threat of that by winning the next three points. Bekker, Boym and Joseph Lok all won their matches in straight sets to give Penn a 3-2 lead. Jason Pinsky fended off Davis Waslen in straight sets to clinch the victory. Jimmy Fairbanks was able to outlast Elder Bush 7-6, 7-5(6) to give the Red and Blue the 5-2 victory.
Penn improves to 16-5 overall and 4-1 in the Ancient Eight.
Next Friday the Quakers travel to Cornell for a 2 p.m. match and then return home to host Columbia at noon on Sunday to close out the Ivy League schedule.
1. David Waslen/McGaughey (D) def. Jason Pinsky/Joseph Lok (P), 8-6
2. Mikhail Bekker/Jonathan Boym (P) def. Rashaad Elder-Bush/Jeff Schechtman (D), 8-7 (5)
3. Raj Shrestha/Ari Gayer (D) def. John Stetson/Brandon O'Gara (P), 8-3
1. Jason Pinsky (P) def. David Waslen (D), 7-6, 6-4
2. Mikhail Bekker (P) def. Jeff Schechtman (D), 6-4, 6-2
3.Jonathan Boym(P) def. Raj Shrestha (D), 6-3, 6-3
4. Joseph Lok (P) def. Ari Gayer (D), 6-2, 6-3
5. Steve McGaughey (D) def. Justin Fox (P), 6-0, 6-4
6. Jimmy Fairbanks (P) def. Rashaad Elder-Bush (D), 7-6, 7-5 (6)