February 5, 2009

Men’s Tennis Will Need Help From Youngsters Against Penn State

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The men’s tennis team will be back in action for the first time since November when it takes on Penn State to open its dual season this Sunday morning in University Park, Pa. The Nittany Lions are coming off back-to-back losses to Oklahoma State and Duke this past weekend, and will matchup against Virginia Tech on Saturday before hosting Cornell. The Red has been solid thus far this season, with freshman Evan Bernstein notching singles wins, and sophomores Jeremy Feldman and Andy Gauthier proving an effective doubles combination. On the women’s side, the Red will host Siena College on Saturday at 11 a.m., and then return to the courts four hours later to take on Fairleigh Dickinson University at the Reis Tennis Center. Siena has had a three-month long respite from competition, and Fairleigh Dickinson was narrowly edged by Lehigh, 4-3, last weekend. Cornell is coming off a strong showing in the Cornell Winter Invitational, in which freshman Stephanie Kent won the Flight A singles final, and two Cornell duos advanced to the finals of the Flight A doubles. This weekend’s contests will mark the start of the dual season for the Red.