Oklahoma State Beats Men's Tennis, 5-2

PHILADELPHIA – The men’s tennis team fell in their last match of spring break to No. 10 Oklahoma State, 5-2.

The Cowboys clinched the doubles point with wins in the Nos. 1 and 2 spots. Daniel Byrnes and Oleksandr Nedovyesov beat Jason Pinsky and Eric Riley in the No. 1 spot, 8-1, while Artsem Burmistrau and Nathan Byrnes beat Joseph Lok and Jonathan Boym 8-4 in the No. 2 spot. Brandon O'Gara and Justin Fox had a big win over Ivan Puchkarov and Dmytro Petrov in the No. 3 spot, beating them 8-6.

In singles action, Penn lost in the Nos. 4, 1 and 3 singles spot, clinching the win for OSU. At No. 4, sophomore Justin Fox lost to Petrov, 6-1, 6-2, while Pinsky lost to Nedovyesov, 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 1 spot. And Joseph Lok lost to No. 17 Puchkarov at No. 4, 6-4, 6-4. Brandon O'Gara had a tough loss in the No. 6 spot to Burmistrau after winning the first set, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5. Sophomore Jonathan Boym had an upset win in the No. 2 singles spot, as he beat No. 105 Daniel Byrnes, 7-6(4), 6-2. Freshman Adam Schwartz had Penn’s only other singles win in the No. 5 spot, as he beat Nathan Byrnes, 1-6, 6-2, 7-5.

With the loss, Penn fell to 4-10 overall. Up next, the Quakers will travel to Michigan on March 18, for a noon match.


Oklahoma State 5, Penn 2

Singles
No. 1- Oleksandr Nedovyesov (OSU) def. #50 Jason Pinsky (Penn); 6-3, 6-1
No. 2- Jonathan Boym (Penn) def. #105 Daniel Byrnes (OSU); 7-6 (4), 6-2
No. 3- #17 Ivan Puchkarov (OSU) def. Joseph Lok (Penn); 6-4, 6-4
No. 4- Dmytro Petrov (OSU) def. Justin Fox (Penn); 6-1, 6-2
No. 5- Adam Schwartz (Penn) def. Nathan Byrnes (OSU); 1-6, 6-2, 7-5
No. 6- Artsem Burmistrau (OSU) def. Brandon O'Gara (Penn); 4-6, 6-0, 7-5

Doubles
No. 1- No. 54 D. Byrnes/ Nedovyesov (OSU) def. Pinsky/Riley (Penn); 8-1
No. 2- Burmistrau/N. Byrnes (OSU) def. Lok/Boym (Penn); 8-4
No. 3- Fox/O’Gara (Penn) def. Puchkarov/Petrov (OSU); 8-6

Order of Finish: D1, D2, D3, S4, S1, S3*, S2, S6, S5