Nittany Lion Men¡¯s Tennis Team Completes Strong Showing at Army Invitational
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA ¨C OCTOBER 16, 2005 ¨C The Nittany Lion men¡¯s tennis team left the Army Invitational Sunday after winning eight of 11 matches on the final day of action. The Lions compiled a 24-4 overall record at this weekend¡¯s invitational.
In the Nittany Lions¡¯ first match of the day versus Yale, Penn State won six of seven singles matches. Senior Malcolm Scatliffe (San Bernardino, Calif.) was defeated by Milosz Gudzowski at No. 1 singles, following a tough three-set battle and tiebreaker (6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (10-8)).
In doubles action versus Yale, the Lions went 2-2 as Adam Slagter (Austin, Texas) and Chris Sherman (Edina, Minn.) teamed up for a win playing at the No. 3 spot, and freshmen team Brendan Lynch (North Potomac, Md.) and Alex Mast (Lancaster, Pa.) joined together for a victory at the No. 4 spot.
The Nittany Lions also battled Army in doubles action, closing out the day with a doubles sweep of 3-0 versus the Black Knights.
¡°Our success this weekend will get us ready for our next match which is the ITA Regional event,¡± said assistant men¡¯s tennis coach Bill Potoczny. ¡°Each school sends their top players to the tournament and we¡¯re one of the few schools who got six players in the main draw. Not too many schools get the opportunity to send that many guys.¡±
Six Nittany Lions will square off against some of the best players in the country at next weekend¡¯s ITA Northeast Regional Championships. The prestigious tournament will begin Friday October 21 and run through October 25 in Hanover, N.H.
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Complete Results: Penn State vs. Yale Singles 1. Gudzowski, Milosz (Yale) def. Scatliffe, Malcolm (PSU) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (10-8) 2. Berger, Ryan (PSU) def. Dawson, Jeff (Yale) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (10-6) 3. Slagter, Adam (PSU) def. Caldwell, Mike (Yale) 7-6, 6-4 4. Hunter, Brad (PSU) def. Josh Lederman (Yale) 7-6, 6-2 5. James, Michael (PSU) def. Rory Green (Yale) 6-4, 6-4 6. Dwyer, James (PSU) def. Feldman, Matt (Yale) 6-1, 6-0 7. Lynch, Brendan (PSU) def. Santero, Tom (Yale) 7-6, 6-1 Doubles 1. Green, Rory/Lawler, Chris (Yale) def. Berger, Ryan/Hunter, Brad (PSU) 9-8, 15-13 2. Dawson, Jeff/Caldwell, Mike (Yale) def. Scatliffe, Malcolm/James, Michael (PSU) 9-8, 7-4 3. Slagter, Adam/Sherman, Chris (PSU) def. Gudzowski, Milosz/Lederman, Josh (Yale) 8-5 4. Mast, Alex/Lynch, Brendan (PSU) def. Santero, Tom/Vidal, William (Yale) 8-2 Penn State vs. Army Doubles 1. Berger, Ryan/Hunter, Brad (PSU) def. Fisher, Carl/Kang, Eddie (Army) 8-2 2. Slagter, Adam/Sherman, Chris (PSU) def. Harris, Kevin/Coulis, Stephen (Army) 8-6 3. Scatliffe, Malcolm/James, Michael (PSU) def. Harris, Sean/Hodges, Sheldon (Army) 8-1