Men's Tennis Remains Unbeaten with Wins Over Villanova and Delaware

PHILADELPHIA -The Penn men's tennis team remained unbeaten Saturday afternoon, winning 6-1 over Villanova and 5-2 over visiting Delaware. Penn improves its record to 7-0, while Villanova falls to 0-8 and Delaware to1-1.

In the first match of the day, the Quakers started strong, winning all three doubles matches with an8-3 score.

The Red and Blue kept the momentum going in singles play, taking five of six matches. Sophomore Eugen Brazdil at No. 1 bounced back from a set deficit to win the final two, 6-0, 6-1. Sophomores Phil Law andJason Lin, and freshman Jason Magnes made quick work of their opponents with two-set victories in the two through five positions, while senior Justen Roth recovered from a 6-4 loss in set one, to win 6-4, 6-3 for Penn's sixth victory.

Villanova got their sole point of the day from Trenton Alenik in No. 6 singles, topping senior Jeff Karsh in three sets (6-3, 4-6, 6-3).

In match two, Delaware gave Penn a scare, winning the doubles point after winning the No. 1 and 2 positions 8-3 and 8-4, respectively. The duo of Dmitry Bury and Zach Gorn topped the Blue Hens' Ryan Kent and Nick Piacente, 8-4,in the third spot.

However, with the wakeup call the Quakers took over in singles play. Quick wins came from Schwartz (No. 2), 6-2, 6-4, and Gorn (No. 6), 6-2, 6-1. Magnes won his match in the No. 5 position 6-3, 7-5, while freshman Mark Milbrandt recovered from a 6-2 loss in the first set to win the second two, 6-3, 6-3. To wrap up the match for Penn, Lin outlasted Chris Hincker, 7-5, 6-4,in an intense and hard fought battle.

Delawareearned its one win at No. 1 singles, in whichAustin Longacre downed Brazdil, 6-4, 6-2.

The Quakers are back in action March 8th, when they head out to California for four matches. While there, Penn will face UR Riverside, Loyola Marymount, Gonzaga, and UC Irvine.

Villanova Results

Doubles
1 - Eugen Brazdil / Phil Law (P) def. Alex Leeser / David Shaheen (V), 8-3
2 - Jason Magnes / Mark Milbrandt (P) def. Mike Taylor / Alex Hanno (V), 8-3
2 - Adam Schwartz / Jason Lin (P) def. John Drosick / Trenton Alenik (V), 8-3


Singles
1 - Eugen Brazdil (P) def. Alex Lesser (V), 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
2 - Phil Law (P) def. David Shaheen (V), 6-3, 6-1
3 - Jason Lin (P) def. Connor Witty (V), 6-3, 6-2
4 - Jason Magnes (P) def. Mike Taylor (V), 6-4, 7-5
5 - Justen Roth (P) def. Alex Hanno (V), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
6 - Trenton Alenik (V) def. Jeff Karsh (P), 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

Delaware Results

Doubles
1 - Austin Longacre / Gokay Celik (D) def. Adam Schwartz / Justen Roth (P), 8-3
2 - Chris Hincker / Sam Barrer (D) def. Jason Magnes / Mark Milbrandt (P), 8-4
2 - Dmitry Bury / Zach Gorn (P) def. Ryan Kent / Nick Piacente (D), 8-4


Singles
1 - Austin Longacre (D) def. Eugen Brazdil (P), 6-4, 6-2
2 - Adam Schwartz (P) def. Gokay Celik (D), 6-2, 6-4
3 - Jason Lin (P) def. Chris Hincker (D), 7-5, 6-4
4 - Mark Milbrandt (P) def. Sam Barrer (D), 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
5 - Jason Magnes (P) def. Jeff Marshall (D), 6-3, 7-5
6 - Zach Gorn (P) def. Nick Piacente (D), 6-2, 6-1