PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Brown men's tennis team opened up Ivy play with a hard fought 4-2 loss to Penn on Saturday at the Hamlin Tennis Courts. The Bears fall to 10-7 overall and 0-1 in Ivy League play this season while Penn improves to 6-9 and a perfect 2-0 in league play.
Lucas Da Silveira scored the lone Brown victory in the No. 6 slot, defeating Penn's Austin Kaplan by a score of 6-2, 7-6. The Quakers took control of the match from that point on, claiming wins in the top four singles contests to cruise to their second Ivy League victory of the season.
Brown will return to action on Sunday as they battle Ivy foe, Princeton, at the Lenz Tennis Center beginning at 1 p.m.
Nardella/Sharp (Penn) vs. To/Da Silveira (Brown) DNF 6-5
Hirschberg/Garcia (Brown) defeated Court/Katz (Penn) 8-5
Burke/Fife (Brown) defeated Spratt/Kaplan (Penn) 8-5
Order of finish: 2, 3
Matt Nardella (Penn) defeated Gregory Garcia (Brown) 6-4, 6-4
Zach Katz (Penn) defeated Sam Fife (Brown) 7-5, 7-5
Order of finish: 2, 3, 4, 6, 1