HANOVER, N.H. – No. 27 Dartmouth men’s tennis defeated Penn, 4-0, at the Thompson Outdoor Courts on Saturday afternoon. The Big Green improved to 19-5 overall and 5-1 in Ivy League play, while the Quakers fell to 15-11 and 4-2.
Now, just two one-loss teams remain at the top of the conference standings: Dartmouth and Columbia. The Lions defeated Brown, 4-0, on Saturday and will face Yale, which is 0-5 in Ivy action, on Sunday.
“We did a good job battling today,” head coach Chris Drake said. “Penn is a very good team and they have been playing extremely well lately. Our huge crowd of 300+ was loud and engaged and that really makes a difference. I’m proud of the way we fought back in the matches where we lost first sets. Hopefully, we will get another huge turnout tomorrow for our match against Princeton."
Junior Roko Glasnovic and freshman Casey Ross got things started with a 6-0 win at the No. 2 doubles and, following a 7-6 victory by 60th-ranked sophomore duo Charlie Broom and David Horneffer at the top spot, the Green had a 1-0 lead heading into singles.
Freshman Dan Martin added another point with his 6-2, 6-4 defeat of Dmitry Shatalin at No. 3 singles, while classmate Peter Conklin had a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Noah Makarome. Broom – who is ranked No. 114 in the nation – took down Kyle Mautner, 7-5, 6-4, to clinch.
Dartmouth will close the regular season on Sunday, taking on Princeton at 1 p.m.
1) No. 60 Broom/Horneffer (Dartmouth) def. Mautner/Shatalin (Penn), 7-6
2) Glasnovic/Ross (Dartmouth) def. Pompan/Westergaard (Penn), 6-0
3) Conklin/Fliegner (Dartmouth) vs. Cancilla/Haryn (Penn), 6-5, DNF
Order of finish: 2,1
1) No. 114 Broom (Dartmouth) def. Mautner (Penn), 7-5, 6-4
2) Horneffer (Dartmouth) vs. Pompan (Penn), 7-5, 4-5, DNF
3) Martin (Dartmouth) def. Shatalin (Penn), 6-2, 6-4
4) Cancilla (Penn) vs. Fliegner (Dartmouth), 6-2, 6-6, DNF
5) Westergaard (Penn) vs. Riccardi (Dartmouth), 6-2, 5-7, 1-0, DNF
6) Conklin (Dartmouth) def. Makarorne (Penn), 6-4, 6-3
Order of finish: 3,6,1