Penn State’s men’s tennis team struggled on the second day of the Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational. Day two left the Nittany Lions with one representative for the last day of competition on Sunday.
The lone representative is freshman Matt Barry, who is continuing his strong debut for the Lions.
The six-seeded Barry defeated third-seeded Matt Spindler of Princeton 5-7, 7-6(3), 6-4. The victory earned Barry a spot in the Cordish bracket finals tomorrow against Columbia’s ninth-seeded Ashok Narayana, who has not dropped a set in the draw yet.
Junior Chris Young, who was slotted in the second spot for the New Jersey draw, lost to top-seeded Augie Bloom of Princeton in the round of 64 in straight sets.
Senior C.J. Griffin lost in the first round of the Tiger consolation bracket to Princeton's Zack McCourt. Griffin was close to pushing the match to a third set, but he ultimately fell 6-3,7-6(1).
Sophomore Ramy Labna’s charge through the Pagoda consolation bracket came to an end with a loss to Elliot Hureau of Binghamton in straight sets. He went 2-2 in singles competition at the Princeton Invitational.