#68 Men's Tennis Upsets #51 Penn at ECAC Quarterfinals, 4-3

#68 Men's Tennis Upsets #51 Penn at ECAC Quarterfinals, 4-3

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 68 Brown men's tennis team remained undefeated in dual match play after a 4-3 win over No. 51 Penn on Saturday in quarterfinal action of the ECAC Indoor Championships held at Harvard's Murr Center.

The Bears improve to 5-0 this season, earning their second victory over a ranked opponent.
 
The duos of Ivan Kravtchenko/Gregory Garcia and freshmen Peter Tarwid/Aaron Sandberg secured the all-important double point for the Bears to open the match.
 
Garcia and Brandon Yeoh each posted singles wins, setting the table for the deciding match between Tarwid and Penn's Josh Pompan in the No. 5 slot.  After Tarwid claimed a hard-fought opening set, 7-5, Pompan evened the match with a 7-5 win of his own before Tarwid took control and grabbed the pivotal third set decisively, 6-1.
 
Brown now advances to the semifinal round to battle No. 50 Dartmouth on Sunday at 7 p.m.


Singles 
No. 1 Nicolas Podesta (Pennsylvania) def. Justin To (Brown) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
*Match concluded at: 8:55pm
No. 2 Greg Garcia (Brown) def. Vim De Alwis (Pennsylvania) 6-2, 1-6, 7-5
*Match concluded at: 8:39pm
No. 3 Jeremy Court (Pennsylvania) def. Ivan Kravtchenko (Brown) 6-1, 6-4
*Match concluded at: 7:47pm
No. 4 Brandon Yeoh (Brown) def. Matt Nardella (Pennsylvania) 6-2, 1-6, 6-1
*Match concluded at: 8:20pm
No. 5 Peter Tarwid (Brown) def. Josh Pompan (Pennsylvania) 7-5, 5-7, 6-1  
Match concluded at: 9:11pm
No. 6 Blaine Willenborg (Pennsylvania) def. Aaron Sandberg (Brown) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2
Match concluded at: 8:54pm

Doubles
No. 1 Nicolas Podesta/Jeremy Court (Pennsylvania) vs. Justin To/Brandon Yeoh (Brown) DNF- 6-5
No. 2 Ivan Kravtchenko/Greg Garcia (Brown) def. Matt Nardella/Vim De Alwis (Pennsylvania) 6-3
No. 3 Peter Tarwid/Aaron Sandberg (Brown) def. Austin Kaplan/Josh Pompan (Pennsylvania) 7-5

Match concluded at: 9:11pm

No. 6 Brown University def. No. 3 University of Pennsylvania 4-3 (Decision)