Men's Tennis Set for ECAC Championships

PHILADELPHIAPenn’s 2-2 men’s tennis team heads to Boston this weekend for the ECAC Championships hosted by Harvard. The ten-team tournament features all eight Ivy League schools as well as two from the Big East – Boston College and St. John’s.

The Quakers are seeded fourth in the tournament and will meet fifth-seeded Cornell in Saturday’s quarterfinals at 6:30 p.m. Harvard is the tournament’s top seed.

“This weekend should be a real test for our team,” head coach Nik DeVore said. “All of the team’s competing at this event are solid and capable of beating any of the other teams competing.”

Last season, when Penn and Cornell met in Ivy play, the Big Red came away with a 4-3 victory in Ithaca. The Quakers won the doubles point but could only emerge with two singles wins. Adam Schwartz lost a tough five-set match at No. 5, 6-7, 6-2, 5-7 and will be looking to exact revenge against the Big Red in Boston this weekend.

“We are excited because this is a chance for us to see some Ivy competition before the regular season,” DeVore said. “Jonathan Boym will be back in the lineup this weekend so we will be back at full strength, which is beneficial for us.”

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