NCAA Mens Tennis

No. 60 Men’s Tennis Edges Dartmouth, 4-3

No. 60 Men’s Tennis Edges Dartmouth, 4-3

HANOVER, N.H. – The Penn State men’s tennis team (12-3) took down Dartmouth (10-4) in a 4-3 contest in the Boss Tennis Center in Hanover, N.H. on Saturday afternoon. 


Penn State earned victories on courts two and three to clinch the doubles point versus Bryant. 

On No. 2, Miko Eala and Stefan Simeunovic collected a 6-3 win over Henry Ren and Logan Chang to improve to 7-0 in doubles as a pairing. Malik Bhatnagar and Charl Morgan fell 6-4 Waleed Qadir and Miles Croom on court one, before Sam Bossem and Loren Byers secured the point in a 6-4 contest across from Hikaru Takeda and Carlos Guerrero Alvarez.  


The Nittany Lions won courts three, four, and five to secure the match over the Big Green. 

On No. 2, Byers withdrew opposite Croom, before Eala earned Penn State’s first singles point in a 6-4, 6-1 contest over Qadir. Dartmouth grabbed the 2-2 equalizer on court six as Andrei Paduraru fell to Alex Knox-Jones, 6-4, 6-3.  

Following after, Bossem took down Henry Ren in a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 decision and Simeunovic collected the clinch on No. 5 versus Hikaru Takeda, 1-6, 7-6(4), 6-4. Dartmouth earned the last point of the dual match as Morgan fell to Guerrero Alvarez, 6-3, 7-6(8), [10-6]. 


Penn State 4, Dartmouth 3 

Doubles Results 

  1. Waleed Qadir/Miles Croom (DART) def. Malik Bhatnagar/Charl Morgan (PSU) 6-4 

  1. Miko Eala/Stefan Simeunovic (PSU) def. Henry Ren/Logan Chang (DART) 6-3 

  1. Sam Bossem/Loren Byers (PSU) def. Hikaru Takeda/Carlos Guerrero Alvarez (DART) 6-4 

Order of finish: 2, 1, 3 

Singles Results 

  1. Carlos Guerrero Alvarez (DART) def. Charl Morgan (PSU) 6-3, 7-6(8), [10-6] 

  1. Miles Croom (DART) def. Loren Byers (PSU) (inj).  

  1. Miko Eala (PSU) def. Waleed Qadir (DART) 6-4, 6-1 

  1. Sam Bossem (PSU) def. Henry Ren (DART) 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 

  1. Stefan Simenovic (PSU) def. Hikaru Takeda (DART) 1-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 

  1. Alex Knox-Jones (DART) def. Andrei Paduraru (PSU) 6-4, 6-3 

Order of finish: 2, 3, 6, 4, 5, 1 

“We needed these two wins in order to get our momentum and confidence going as we approach our outdoor season,” said associate head coach Paul Tobin. “Beating Dartmouth in their house is a good boost.” 


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