ITHACA, N.Y. - Heading into the final two league matches, the University of Pennsylvania men's tennis team controlledits own destiny. With two wins this weekend the Quakers would clinch at least a share of the Ivy League title. Penn got one step closer with a 5-2 win at Cornell on Friday.
Mikhail Bekker and Joseph Lok picked up the Red and Blue's first point in doubles. They defeated Dan Brous and Joshua Goldstein 9-7. Brandon O'Gara and Justin Fox clinched the point with a 9-4 victory over Kyle Doppelt and Brett McKeon.
Freshman Justin Fox won Penn's first singles point with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Doppelt. Lok got the Quakers one point closer when he downed Brous7-5, 6-2. Bekker put the match away beating Josh Raff 4-6, 6-2, 2-0. Senior Jimmy Fairbanks also won his match to give Penn it's fifth point.
The Quakers improve to 17-5 overall and 5-1 in the Ivy League.
Penn concludes its Ivy schedule on Sunday when they host Columbia at noon.
No. 50 Penn 5, Cornell 2
1. Nick Brunner/Josh Raff (C) def. Jason Pinsky/Jonathan Boym (P), 8-1
2. Mikhail Bekker/Joseph Lok (P) def. Dan Brous/Joshua Goldstein (C), 9-7
3. Brandon O'Gara/Justin Fox (P) def. Kyle Doppelt/Brett McKeon (C), 8-4
1. Brett McKeon (C) def. Jason Pinsky (P), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
2. Mikhail Bekker (P) def. Josh Raff (C), 2-6, 6-2, 6-0
3. Nick Brunner (C) def. Jonathan Boym (P), 7-6 (4), 4-6 (9)
4. Joseph Lok (P) def. Dan Brous (C), 7-5, 6-2
5. Justin Fox (P) def. Kyle Dopplet (C), 6-3, 6-1
6. Jimmy Fairbanks (P) def. Tongle Yu (C), 2-6, 6-2, 6-2