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, respectively.
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.