West Point, N.Y. -- The University of Pennsylvania men's tennis team was handed its first loss of the season on Saturday as the Quakers fell at Army, 4-3.
The Quakers (9-1) dropped the doubles point to open the match. At No. 1 doubles, the team of Anthony Pu and Justin Lavner fell, 8-4. The Quakers bounced back, with David Lynn and Mikhail Bekker winning, 9-8 (7-3), at No. 2. The point was lost at No. 3 doubles, with the pairing of Craig Rubin and Todd Lecher falling, 8-4.
In singles action, Lynn fell at the No. 1 position, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, to John Houghton. Bekker won at No. 2, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, over Carl Fisher for the Quakers first point and Lavner was defeated in the third spot by Sebastian Salas, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. At the No. 4 position, Lecher defeated Kyle Roybal, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, for the Quaker second point of the match. Rubin fell at No. 5, 6-4, 6-4, to Eddie Kang, while Jimmy Fairbanks collected the Quakers third point with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Kevin Harris in the No. 6 slot.
The Quakers are next in action on Friday, March 4, when they travel to Boise, Idaho to take on the University of New Mexico. Match time is scheduled for 9 a.m. MST.