PHILADELPHIA – Off to its best start in nearly 25 years, the University of Delaware men’s tennis team looked to carry momentum into a match against one of the Ivy League’s best.

The Blue Hens used that momentum to grab the doubles point, but it wasn’t enough as the Quakers grabbed the 6-1 win on Wednesday afternoon.

Delaware’s hot streak in doubles play continued, winning the point for the fifth consecutive match.

Penn grabbed momentum early in singles action and continued it through the lineup, to secure the match.

From Head Coach Pablo Montana
“We came out strong in doubles and played aggressively throughout all three matches. In singles, we had our chances in a few of the matches but they were too strong for us in the end.”


  1. Mautner/Rapoport (Penn) Casselbury/Wong (UD), 6-4
  2. Jones/Verma (UD) def. Cancilla/Huryn (Penn), 6-4
  3. Benyowitz/Lankes (UD) def. Smithline/Sands (Penn), 7-5


  1. Kyle Mautner (Penn) def. Curran Verma (UD), 6-0, 6-1
  2. Josh Pompan (Penn) def. Dustin Britton (UD), 6-0, 6-0
  3. Nicholai Westergaard (Penn) def. Colin Wong (UD), 6-4, 6-3
  4. Noah Makarome (Penn) def. Blaise Casselbury (UD), 6-3, 7-5
  5. Aleks Huryn (Penn) def. Justice Jones (UD), 7-6, 6-4
  6. Gabriel Rapoport (Penn) def. Laurenz Lankes (UD), 6-1, 6-4

Up Next
The Blue Hens travel to Saint Peter’s on Saturday afternoon. First serve at Westfield Tennis Club is set for 2:30 p.m.