Two Quakers Advance to Finals at Penn Invitational

Main Draw (pdf)

Consolation Draw (pdf)

After two days of work at the Penn Invitational, two Quakers are left standing to try to capture a tournament title. With a pair of wins on Saturday, both Vim De Alwis and Sylvester Wee have moved on to Sunday's finals, De Alwis in the Levy Flight and Wee in the Hamlin Flight. A third member of the men's tennis team, Blaine Willenborg, will face an opponent from Temple in the consolation final of the Quaker Flight.

The day was slightly easier for De Alwis than Wee. The freshman advanced in straight sets twice against opponents from Drexel and NJIT to make the final. Wee was forced to a super-tiebreaker in his quarterfinal match in the morning, advancing to the semifinals with a 10-7 win. There he handled Andres Estenssoro of Iowa, 6-3, 6-4. De Alwis will play Adam Lawton of Delaware in his final, while Wee faces Florian van Kann of Binghamton, who eliminated Rob Wong earlier on Saturday.

In doubles, one team remains for Penn. The duo of De Alwis and Ismael Lahlou eased past Dominic Patrick and Chase Tomlins of Iowa, 8-4, to make it to tomorrow morning's semifinals. There they will face Mohamed El Tonbari and Michael Katz of Princeton. If they win, a meeting against either a team from Brown or Minnesota awaits in the Flight B final.

A complete listing of Penn's matches on Saturday is below:

Penn Flight
Nikola Kocovic def. Zack McCourt (Princeton), 3-6, 6-4, 11-9
Will Spector (Brown) def. Kocovic, 1-6, 6-3, 10-8

Mike Hill (Brown) def. Jeremy Court, 6-2, 6-2

Quaker Flight
Juan Pablo Ramirez (Minnesota) def. Ismael Lahlou, 6-1, 6-2

Blaine Willenborg def. Dan Davies (Princeton), 6-4, 6-4
Willenborg def. Eric Freuh (Minnesota), 7-6(5), 7-6(4)
Willenborg will face Kristian Marquart (Temple) in Quaker Flight Consolation Final

Levy Flight
Vim De Alwis def. Skylar Davis (Drexel), 6-3, 6-1
De Alwis def. Andres Alban (NJIT), 7-6, 6-3
De Alwis will face Adam Lawton (Delaware) in Levy Flight Final

Austin Kaplan def. Jeff Kessler (Saint Joseph's), 4-6, 6-1, 10-5
Ruben Haggai (Binghamton) def. Kaplan, 6-4, 6-1

Hamlin Flight
Sylvester Wee def. Dimitry Zyhmantovic (Norfolk State), 6-4, 4-6, 10-7
Wee def. Andres Estenssoro (Iowa), 6-3, 6-4
Wee will face Florian van Kann (Binghamton) in Hamlin Flight Final

van Kann def. Rob Wong, 6-3, 6-3

Ben Franklin Flight
Mohamed El Tonbari (Princeton) def. Mark Milbrandt, 6-4, 6-3

Jason Magnes def. Michael Katz (Princeton), 7-5, 6-4
Ivan Kravtchenko (Brown) def. Magnes, 6-3, 6-3

Red Flight
Max Montague (Saint Joseph's) def. Lucas Andreika, 6-3, 6-3

David Neff (Brown) def. Kyle Roth, 6-1, 4-6, 10-8

Andrew Berman def. Andres Urrea (Saint Joseph's), 2-6, 6-4, 10-3
Evan Andrews (Delaware) def. Berman, 3-6, 6-3, 10-7

Flight B
El Tonbari/Katz (Princeton) def. Andreika/Magnes, 8-4

De Alwis/Lahlou def. Patrick/Tomlins (Iowa), 8-4
De Alwis/Lahlou will face El Tonbari/Katz in the Flight B Semifinals tomorrow
(winner of that semi will face winner of Hirschberg/Kravtchenko (Brown) vs. Ramirez/Saxon (Minnesota) in Flight B final)

Download: Penn Invitational Draws Day 2 Results - Main Draw.pdf