PHILADELPHIA - In the most recent ITA national
rankings released Tuesday afternoon, the Penn's men's tennis team finds itself
at No. 60, four spots higher than it was last week.
This is the highest ranking for the Quakers since January of
2007, when they were ranked as high as 50th nationally under then head coach Mark
Riley. The highest ever ranking in the ITA poll for Penn was No. 41 in March of
2006. In both the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 seasons, the Red and Blue were Ivy
League Co-Champions with Brown and Columbia,
Princeton, Penn's first opponent
in the Ivy conference portion of the schedule, is currently ranked two spots
below the Quakers at No. 62. The Tigers fell from being ranked No. 53 last
week, which was the team's highest ranking of the season. Cornell remains the
highest Ivy school to be ranked and currently sits at No. 55. Dartmouth is also ranked at No. 74.
Penn and Princeton will faceoff in Princeton, N.J. this
Saturday at 2 p.m. The match will be the Ivy season opener for both teams.