Men's Tennis Competes at Penn Invitational

PHILADELPHIA - The Drexel men's tennis team returned to action on Friday as they began play at the Penn Invitational down 33rd Street at Penn Park. All six Drexel singles players who were in action on Friday advanced to the quarterfinals as the Dragons continued their strong start to the fall season. As play continued on Saturday, the Dragons put up strong fights in the quarterfinals but could not advance any further in any of their flights.

Perhaps most impressive was the play of Badr Ouabdelmoumen, the sophomore who has continued to impress ever since stepping onto campus at Drexel. He advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating Eric Frueh of Minnesota, 6-3, 6-4. Frueh's Golden Gophers are ranked No. 36 in the nation, but Ouabdelmoumen jumped out early and never let Frueh back in the match.

In the quarterfinals, Ouabdelmoumen fell to Dan Hirschberg of Brown, 6-4, 2-6, 10-8. Hirshberg went onto the finals of that flight.

Meanwhile, Skyler Davis, Jeganathan Srinivasan, Alex Fioravante, Dan Kohler and Paul Stauskas also got big wins to move to the quarterfinals. Davis defeated Braga Igor of Norfolk, 6-4, 6-7, 10-8. Srinivasan handled Rios Alejandro of Iowa, 6-3, 6-1. Fioravante defeated Andrew Berman of the host Quakers 6-0, 6-3. Koehler knocked out Alex Sweet of Delaware after falling behind early, 2-6, 6-2, 10-8. And Stauskas took down Januka Moros of Temple, 6-0, 6-3. All of those players also fell in the quarterfinal round.

In doubles play, the Dragons saw their squads fall in the Round of 16.
The Dragons return to the courts next weekend when they head south to Virginia and begin play at the Hampton Roads Invitational on Friday.