Men's Tennis Starts Strong at Penn Invitational

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team opened its fall season with a strong showing at the Penn Invitational over the weekend at the Hamlin and Hecht Tennis Centers. The three-day annual event, which began Friday morning, wrapped up play on Sunday afternoon.

Taking on opponents from St. John’s, VCU, Buffalo, Old Dominion and William & Mary, the Quakers put together a 25-14 mark in singles action and a 10-7 record in doubles matches. Notable performers for Penn included senior Zach Lessen, sophomore Nicholai Westergaard and senior captains Austin Kaplan and Vim De Alwis. Lessen led the Quakers with five singles wins over the three days, while Westergaard and Kaplan (4-0) combined to go 7-1 in singles action. De Alwis excelled in doubles play, producing a perfect 5-0 record.

The Quakers will be back in action next weekend at the Princeton Invitational.

Full Results

Day 1 Singles
Lucas Hejhal (SJU) def. Kyle Mautner (Penn), 6-3, 6-3
Robert Livi (SJU) def. Vim De Alwis (Penn), 6-1, 6-3
Nicholai Westergaard (Penn) def. Vaidik Munshaw (SJU), 6-1, 1-6, 12-10
Zach Lessen (Penn) def. Elio Livi (SJU), 3-6, 6-1, 10-7
Andrei Crapcenko (SJU) def. Thomas Spratt (Penn), 6-1, 7-6 (5)
Austin Kaplan (Penn) def. Alex Roszkowski (SJU), 6-3, 6-4
Catalin Fifea (VCU) def. De Alwis (Penn), 6-1, 3-6, 10-4
Mautner (Penn) def. Vitor Lima (VCU), 6-3, 6-3
Daryl Monfils (VCU) def. Josh Pompan (Penn), 6-3, 2-6, 11-9
Westergaard (Penn) def. Arvid Noren (VCU), 6-2, 6-0
Lessen (Penn) def. Philip Mobius (VCU), 6-1, 6-1
Spratt (Penn) def. Louis Ishizaka (VCU), 4-6, 6-2, 10-6
Ismael Lahlou (Penn) def. David Botti (ODU), 6-3, 6-2
Kaplan (Penn) def. Darragh Glavin (ODU), 6-4, 6-2

Day 1 Doubles
Hejhal/Munshaw (SJU) def. Westergaard/Mautner (Penn), 7-5
De Alwis/Kaplan (Penn) def. Robert Livi/Crapcenko (SJU), 7-6 (5)
Spratt/Lessen (Penn) def. Elio Livi/Roszkowski (SJU), 6-3
Lima/Mobius (VCU) def. Westergaard/Mautner (Penn), 6-4
De Alwis/Spratt (Penn) def. Monfils/Ishizaka (VCU), 7-5
Noren/Fifea (VCU) def. Kaplan/Lahlou (Penn), 7-6 (7)

Day 2 Singles
De Alwis (Penn) def. Pablo Alvarez (Buffalo), 6-0, 7-5
Amar Hromic (Buffalo) def. Mautner (Penn), 6-4, 4-6, 10-8
Pompan (Penn) def. Ethan Nittolo (Buffalo), 6-2, 6-2
Westergaard (Penn) def. Sergio Arevalillo (Buffalo), 6-2, 6-4
Lessen (Penn) def. Noah Hajdu-Andersson (Buffalo), 7-6 (11), 6-3
Kaplan (Penn) def. Akhil Mehta (Buffalo), 3-6, 7-6 (3), 10-3
Jack Murphy (Georgetown) def. Lahlou (Penn), 6-4, 6-2
Bart Panarese (Georgetown) def. Blaine Willenborg (Penn), 3-6, 6-2, 10-8
Adam Moundir (ODU) def. De Alwis (Penn), 6-7 (3), 6-3, 10-6
Mautner (Penn) def. Aziz Kijametovic (ODU), 7-6 (4), 3-6, 10-6
Michael Weindl (ODU) def. Westergaard (Penn), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 10-5
Lessen (Penn) def. Jacob Nicolussi (ODU), 6-3, 6-3
Zvonimir Podvinski (ODU) def. Lahlou (Penn), 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3), 11-9
Kaplan (Penn) def. Jose Nunez Navarro (ODU), 6-4, 7-5
Justin Herrara (ODU) def. Spratt (Penn), 7-5, 2-6, 10-4
Willenborg (Penn) def. Botti (ODU), 6-4, 7-5

Day 2 Doubles
De Alwis/Kaplan (Penn) def. Hromic/Alvarez (Buffalo), 6-2
Mehta/Andersson (Buffalo) def. Willenborg/Spratt (Penn), 6-1
Westergaard/Lessen (Penn) def. Miller/Arevalillo (Buffalo), 6-1
Moundir/Weindl (ODU) def. Pompan/Westergaard (Penn), 6-3
De Alwis/Kaplan (Penn) def. Kijametovic/Podvinski (ODU), 6-4
Spratt/Willenborg (Penn) def. Glavin/Nicolussi (ODU), 6-3
Lessen/Lahlou (Penn) def. Samuel Perelman/Nunez Navarro (ODU), 6-1

Day 3 Singles
Mautner (Penn) def. Christian Cargill (W&M), 6-2, 7-5
De Alwis (Penn) def. Alec Miller (W&M), 6-7 (2), 7-5, 10-5
Pompan (Penn) def. Aidan Talcott (W&M), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Lessen (Penn) def. Lars de Boer (W&M), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Willenborg (Penn) def. Damon Niquet (W&M), 6-2, 6-4
Spratt (Penn) def. Tristan Bautil (W&M), 6-3, 6-3
Gabriel Rapoport (Penn) def. Scott Huang (W&M), 7-6, 6-4
Hromic (Buffalo) def. Lahlou (Penn), 4-6, 6-3, 10-7
Tony Miller (Buffalo) def. Rapoport (Penn), 7-5, 6-7, 10-7
Arevalillo (Buffalo) def. Dan Harris (Penn), 6-1, 6-4


Day 3 Doubles
De Alwis/Kaplan (Penn) def. Cargill/Huang (W&M), 6-4
de Boer/Miller (W&M) def. Spratt/Westergaard (Penn), 7-5
Willenborg/Pompan (Penn) def. Niquet/Talcott (W&M), 6-1
Hromic/Arevalillo (Buffalo) def. Kaplan/Rapoport (Penn), 6-0

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