PRINCETON, N.J. - The Penn men's tennis team's run at the ITA Regional tournament has ended, as the doubles team of junior Justin Fox and sophomore Adam Schwartz fell in the round of 16. Each also lost in singles play.
After defeating the ninth-seeded Binghamton team in the round of 32, Fox and Schwartz fell to Penn State's team, 8-1, in the round of 16.
In singles play, Adam Schwartz lost to#17 Jeff Dawson of Yale, 7-6, 6-4, while Justin Fox lost 7-5, 6-7, 7-5 to UMBC's Nick Savage-Pollock. Both occured in the second round.
Despite the losses, first-year head coach Nik DeVore was able to take some positives from the event.
"The doubles results were solid for us," DeVore said."Justin and Adam had not played together yet this fall, so this was a bit of an experiment. Winning two matches against some of the top teams in the East - especially Binghamton - is a good result."
"The guys fought hard in singles, too," DeVore said. "They just ran into some stiff competition."
The tournament concludes the fall schedule for the team, which now begins its training for the spring.