Penn men’s tennis is showing that they can play several different styles while continuing to bring in wins.
The Quakers remained undefeated in their last doubleheader of the season, rolling over Villanova, 6-1, and then outlasting Delaware, 4-3.
In the initial match against the Wildcats (0-8), the Quakers came out strong, winning all three doubles and then capturing five of the six singles matches.
Unfortunately, Penn (7-0) was not able to keep the momentum going into the afternoon.
Delaware (1-1) captured the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches to take a quick 2-0 lead.
“The doubles against Delaware was not our best,” DeVore said. “We pulled our No. 1 doubles team from the lineup to give other people some experience. That was a risk.”
Despite the rough start, Penn fought back, winning five of its six singles matches backed by strong play from No. 4 freshman Mark Milbrandt and No. 6 junior Zach Gorn.
“Mark Milbrandt was under immense pressure for the first time but he came up big,” DeVore said. “And Zach, he’s really the MVP against Delaware.”
Heading into a challenging, four-game West Coast swing over spring break, where the Quakers will face nationally ranked competition, DeVore called the struggles encountered in this doubleheader a “very good experience.”Comments powered by Disqus
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