Penn men’s tennis got an unexpected scare Sunday, relying on the No. 5 singles match to give the Quakers a 4-3 win over Georgetown.
The Quakers’ win marked Penn’s 23rd consecutive victory over the Hoyas, but it wasn’t easy.
The match was knotted up at 1-1 by Blaine Willenborg, who defeated Daniel Khanin 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2. Reese Milner then beat Zach Katz at No. 3 singles 7-6(6) and 6-1 before Casey Distaso knocked off Sylvester Wee at No. 6, 6-3, 6-4.
Jeremy Court kept the Quakers’ hopes alives with a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 victory at No. 1. After Ismael Lahlou won at No. 4 over the Hoyas’ Alex Tropiano, 6-4, 7-6(5), Vim De Alwis sealed the victory for Penn at No. 5 singles, winning the final four games of the third set to clinch the victory for Penn, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.
Penn will take the court again at Levy Tennis Pavilion on Friday against Stony Brook at 1 p.m.