No. 60 Men’s Tennis defeated by No. 28 Cornell, 6-1

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State men’s tennis team (13-4) lost a 6-1 match to Cornell Big Red (12-2) Saturday afternoon at the Penn State Indoor Tennis Center.


Cornell won places one and two to secure the colon.

Malik Bhatnagar And Charles Morgan previously fell against Adit Sinha and Nathan Mao 6-2 Sam Bossem And Loren Byers lost 7-5 to Vladislav Melnic and Radu Papoe.

Miko Ela And Stefan Simeunovic went 6-6, unfinished against Samuel Paquette and Petar Teodorovic.


It took The Big Red five courts to secure their win.

Cornell quickly took a 2-0 lead as No. 81 defeated Papoe Charles Morgan in straight sets 6-0, 6-0 at number one. Byers secured Penn State’s first point of the day in 3rd place in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 comeback in 3rd place. Eala fell before the big to Melnic 6-3, 7-6(3). Red decided the match as Bossem lost 7-5, 7-6 (5).

Cornell won in places five and six, earning the 6-1 win.


Cornell 6, Pennsylvania State 1

Duplicate results

  1. Adit Sinha/Nathan Mao (Cornell) defeated. Malik Bhatnagar/Charles Morgan (AC adapter) 6-2

  1. Radu Papoe/Vladislav Melnic (Cornell) defeated. Miko Ela/Stefan Simeunovic (power supply) 6-4

  1. Miko Ela/Stefan Simeunovic (PSU) vs. Samuel Paquette/Petar Teodorovic (Cornell) 6-6, unfinished

Ranking: 1, 2

individual results

  1. No. 81 Radu Papoe (Cornell) def. Charles Morgan (power supply) 6:0, 6:0

  1. Vladislav Melnic (Cornell) defeated. Miko Ela (AC adapter) 6-3, 7-6(3)

  1. Loren Byers (power pack) def. Petar Teodorovic (Cornell) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

  1. Defeated Stollen Sinha (Cornell). Sam Bossem (AC adapter) 7-5, 7-6(5)

  1. Nathan Mao (Cornell) defeated. Stefan Simeunovic (AC adapter) 6-1, 7-6(4)

  1. Samuel Paquette (Cornell) defeated. Malik Bhatnagar (power pack) def. 6-3, 4-6, [10-8]

Order of finishes: 1, 3, 2, 4, 5, 6


The Nittany Lions return for their B1G season opener against Illinois on Friday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. ET in Champagne, Illinois.

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