Men’s Tennis Welcomes Navy (Fri.), Hits Road For Penn State (Sun.)

Men’s Tennis Welcomes Navy (Fri.), Hits Road For Penn State (Sun.)

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team is gearing up for a pair of games this weekend with the US Naval Academy at home on Friday and Penn State on the road on Sunday.

Penn vs. Navy — Friday, 12 p.m.
Series Information
All-time series: Penn leads 56-35-1
Last match: February 5, 2022 (Penn, 7-0)

Penn at Penn State – Sunday, 11 a.m.
All-time series: Penn leads 39-17
Last game – February 26, 2022 (Penn, 4-0)

Overview of Penn
The Quakers dropped ITA kickoff weekend games with #8 South Carolina and VCU last weekend. After falling to the Gamecocks on Saturday, Penn went point-for-point with VCU on Sunday before falling 4-3. With singles wins from seniors Kevin Zhu and Edoardo Graziani, as well as rookie Manfredi Graziani, Penn pushed the action to a win-win match, which VCU ultimately won in straight sets.

Overall, the Grazianis are 4-1 combined in singles, with the elder Graziani posting a 2-0 record in doubles with playing partner Kevin Zhu.

Navy Overview
The contenders are 3-3 in 2023, but all three of those wins have come at home. Navy’s three-game winning streak was snapped last weekend by Georgetown, 4-3.

Sasha Panyan held the No. 1 spots in singles and doubles for most of the doubles match season. He is 3-0 in singles and 4-0 in doubles with partner Luke Garner.

Additionally, Herrick Legaspi is 3-0 in doubles alongside Christian Pumpelly (2-0) and Nicholas Nguyen (1-0).

Overview of Penn State
The Nittany Lions looked dominant across the board as they started the season 4-0 in the spring, winning over 87% of their singles matches and 90% of their doubles matches.

Miko Eala and Ismail Saadi are each 4-0 in singles, with Charl Morgan registering at 3-0 playing at No. 1 and 2.

The No. 1 doubles team of Morgan and Malik Bhatnagar is 4-0, as is the No. 2 team of Loren Byers and Sam Bossen.



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