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Penn Invitational Has Winning Start for Men's Tennis

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 09/28/2012
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Dan Richardson and the Tigers had a successful first day in Philadelphia.
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• Princeton had a successful first day at the Penn Invitational in Philadelphia Friday, going 7-1 in singles and 5-1 in doubles play.

• Zack McCourt, Jonathan Carcione, Dan Richardson, Michael Lin, Ben Quazzo, Mohamed El Tonbari and Michael Katz were all singles winners, while McCourt and Dan Davies, El Tonbari and Katz, and Carcione and Richardson won in doubles, the second two pairs winning twice as McCourt and Davies had a first-round bye.

• Saturday's play will begin at 9 a.m. and the tournament will wrap Sunday.

Singles - Round of 16
Penn Flight
Zack McCourt (Prin) def. Damien David (Buffalo), 6-3, 6-4
Jonathan Carcione (Prin) def. Andrew Rosa (St. Francis Pa.), 6-1, 6-1
Quaker Flight
Dan Richardson (Prin) def. Alex Veronis (Saint Joseph's), 6-3, 6-3
Mitchell Petersen (Lehigh) def. Dan Davies (Prin), 7-5, 3-6, (10-8)
Levy Flight
Michael Lin (Prin) def. Charlie Carrera (Saint Peter's), 7-5, 6-4
Ben Quazzo (Prin) def. Erik Thunberg (Saint Joseph's), 6-4, 6-4
Ben Franklin Flight
Mohamed El Tonbari (Prin) def. Timur Chernykh (Lehigh), 6-7, 6-4, (10-8)
Michael Katz (Prin) def. Hernan Vasconez (Temple), 6-3, 6-4

Doubles
Flight A
Round of 32
Troy Beneck-Adam Lawton (Delaware) def. Michael Lin-Ben Quazzo (Prin), 8-5
Round of 16
Dan Davies-Zack McCourt (Prin) def. Skylar Davis-Badr Ouabdelmoumen (Drexel), 8-2
Flight B
Round of 32
Mohamed El Tonbari-Michael Katz (Prin) def. Oliver Bellomi-Luccas Coutinho (Saint Peter's), wo/inj
Jonathan Carcione-Dan Richardson (Prin) def. Ricardo Price (Lehigh)-Paul Stauskas (Drexel), 8-3
Round of 16
El Tonbari-Katz (Prin) def. Jason Shkodnik-Jason Simon (Buffalo), 8-4
Carcione-Richardson (Prin) def. Nicolas Paulas-Hernan Vasconez (Temple), 8-6

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