No. 67 Men's Tennis Falls to No. 62 Brown, 5-2

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It was a tough way to end the weekend for the University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team, as the No. 67 Quakers (14-6, 0-3 Ivy) dropped a League contest to Brown (15-3, 1-1 Ivy) on Sunday outdoors at the Brown Varsity Tennis Courts. After tying the match up at 2-2, the Red and Blue couldn’t quite hold on and dropped the match to the Bears, 5-2.

Brown took the win at No. 2 doubles to start the day. In close contests at both 1 and 3, junior duo Austin Kaplan and Blaine Wilenborg came out on top at No. 3 7-6(2). Senior captain Jeremy Court and sophomore Thomas Spratt where hanging on at No. 1 but fell in the tiebreaker 7-6(5).

Starting with the 1-0 advantage, the Bears added another point with a win at No. 1. However, Penn came right back into contention with a win at No. 4 from sophomore Matt Nardella 6-4, 6-4 over Ivan Kravtchenko, followed by a second win by freshman Josh Pompan at No. 3 over Brandon Yeoh 6-3, 6-3.

Tied at 2-2, Brown took the advantage after winning at No. 2 and then captured the overall match victory with a win at No. 6.

The Quakers will look to bounce back during a four-match home stand, starting with Harvard and Dartmouth next weekend.

No. 67 Penn 2, No. 62 Brown 5
1. To/Yeoh (Brown) def. Court/Spratt 7-6(5)
2. Tarwid/Garcia (Brown) def. Nardella/Westergaard (Penn) 6-1
3. Kaplan/Willenborg (Penn) def. Haworth/Sandberg (Brown) 7-6(2)
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1

1. Justin To (Brown) def. Jeremy Court (Penn) 6-1, 6-4
2. Gregory Garcia (Brown) def. Blaine Willenborg (Penn) 7-6, 6-2
3. Josh Pompan (Penn) def. Brandon Yeoh (Brown) 6-3, 6-3
4. Matt Nardella (Penn) def. Ivan Kravtchenko (Brown) 6-4, 6-4
5. Peter Tarwid (Brown) def. Nicholai Westergaard (Penn) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
6. Aaron Sandberg (Brown) def. Ismael Lahlou (Penn) 6-4, 7-5
Order of finish: 1, 4, 3, 2, 6, 5