WEST CHESTER, Pa. – In its first road test of the 2015-16 season, the Philadelphia University men's tennis team fell to host West Chester, 7-2, in a non-conference match on Thursday afternoon.
The No. 2 doubles tandem of Jacobo Atri (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Hebreo Monte Sinai, AC) and Vincent Breer (Heidelberg, Germany/English Institut Heidelberg) picked up Philadelphia's first point of the match with a hard-fought 8-6 victory over Lars Kristiansen and Troy Donato. The victory is the team's second of the season.
Luis Molina Megias (Gran Canaria, Spain/Atlantic School Garoe) evened his singles record at 4-4 after picking up a straight set 6-3, 6-1 win in his No. 2 match against Lucas von der Heyde.
Breer nearly rallied from a one-set deficit to pick up a second singles point in the No. 3 match. After dropping set one 6-2, Breer fought back to take the second 6-4, but then fell in the tiebreak 10-4.
Philadelphia opens Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference play on Saturday, April 2 with a match at Caldwell that is slated for noon.
Philadelphia U. 2 - West Chester 7
1. Charlie Rushing/von der Heyde (WCU) def. Celso de Vera Rehberger/Megias Molina (PHILAU) 8-4
2. Atri/Breer (PHILAU) def. Kristiansen/Donato (WCU) 8-6
3. Tony Deimler/Ryan Keffer (WCU) def. James Pollard/Sean DeBlasio (PHILAU) 8-4
1. Rushing (WCU) def. de Vera Rehberger (PHILAU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Molina Megias (PHILAU) def. von der Heyde (WCU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Deimler (WCU) def. Breer (PHILAU) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)
4. Kristiansen (WCU) def. Atri (PHILAU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2
5. Donato (WCU) def. Pollard (PHILAU) 6-4, 6-0
6. Keanu Travalino (WCU) def. DeBlasio (PHILAU) 6-0, 6-2
Records: Philadelphia U. 3-8, West Chester 4-7