MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. - The Quakers improved to 9-1 on the season with a convincing 5-2 win over Gonzaga on Thursday.
Penn rebounded well from its first lost of the season on Tuesday by sweeping all three doubles matches and takes the first two singles match for the early 3-0 lead.. In doubles, the No. 1 duo of Eugen Brazdil and Phil Law won 8-4, while the No. 3 team of Jeff Karsh and Zach Gorn won 8-6. Freshmen Jason Magnes and Mark Milbrandt continued their impressive season, moving to 6-1 in doubles with an 8-2 win at No. 2.
The Quakers made quick work to clinch the match, taking the first three singles matches. At No. 1, Brazdil won 6-2, 6-0, while sophomore Jason Lin was victorious at No. 4, 6-3, 6-1. Magnes also won in straight sets at No. 5, 6-3, 6-3. Milbrandt had Penn's other victory at singles, taking No. 6 in three sets, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6.
Head coach Nik DeVore was pleased with his team's effort " We had good effort overall, andsweeping the doubles gave us momentum going into singles," said DeVore. "Eugen and Jason really came through for us today, putting us up 3-0 in a hurry with comfortable straight set wins."
The Red and Blue face its toughest opponent of the season tomorrow, when the Quakers take on 49th ranked UC-Irvine, at 10 a.m pacific standard time.