PHILADELPHIA - The men's tennis team embarks on its first road trip of the season when the Quakers travel to face Navy in Annapolis, Friday at 4 p.m.
Penn is a perfect 3-0 this spring, winning by scores of 6-1, 6-1 and 7-0 against Drexel, Bucknell and St. Joseph's respectively. The Red and Blue should expect to see a tougher opponent in the Midshipmen who are 2-3 on the season. Navy's two victories this season are a 6-1 win over Saint Joseph's and a 7-0 pasting of St. Francis (N.Y.). Penn has also beaten the Midshipmen in each of head coach Nik DeVore's first two years, winning 6-1 at home last year and 4-3 at Navy in 2008.
To take a victory the Quakers will once again rely on a trio of sophomores to carry the team to victory. Second year Eugen Brazdil is unbeaten at No. 1 singles this year and has yet to drop set. Phil Law in unbeaten at No. 2 singles and doubles, while Jason Lin hasn't lost a set at No. 5 singles.
Senior Adam Schwartz, and freshmen Jason Magnes and Mark Milbrandt will also be in the mix for the final three singles spots. The win would give the Red and Blue their best start since DeVore took over the reins before the 2008 season.