PHILADELPHIA - After cracking the national rankings for the first time all season in the previous rankings release, Sol Eskenazi and Jules Rodin have moved up six more positions during the latest ranking period. In the most recent release, Eskenazi and Rodin come in at No. 49 nationally.
Penn's top doubles pairing has compiled an overall mark of 6-1 together at No. 1 during the spring season. In their only match during the most recent ranking period, Eskenazi and Rodin picked up an 8-6 win over Temple. This came on the heels of their most convincing win of the season, an 8-2 victory over Lehigh's No. 1 doubles team.
Included in the six wins during the spring season was a win over Maryland's top pairing of Ana Belzunce and Welma Luus. Belzunce and Luus come in at No. 15 in the national rankings this week. Eskenazi and Rodin defeated Maryland's No. 1 doubles team by an 8-4 margin earlier this spring.
The Quakers are one of five Ivy League schools that have a doubles pairing ranked in the latest national poll. In total, seven different doubles pairings are ranked in the league. Penn's pairing is the third-highest amongst the Ivy League schools. Eskenazi and Rodin will have another test this weekend as Princeton's Hilary Bartlett and Lindsay Graff are the highest-ranked doubles team in the league at No. 29 overall.
Women's tennis will begin the Ivy League portion of its schedule this weekend as they travel to Princeton for a match at noon this Saturday. After traveling to Yale and Brown next weekend, the Quakers will return to their home courts on April 14th and 15th for matches against Harvard and Dartmouth.