PHILADELPHIA - After their second win over a nationally-ranked doubles team this past weekend at Yale, Sol Eskenazi and Jules Rodin continue their ascent up the national rankings in the latest ITA release. This week, they check-in at No. 38 nationally, an 11 spot jump from their ranking of 49th last weekend. As a pairing, Eskenazi and Rodin have compiled a 7-3 record at No. 1 this season.
Highlighting Penn's double play this weekend was Eskenazi and Rodin's win over the then-30th ranked pairing from Yale. In that match, the Quakers' top doubles team took control early and eventually captured eight of the twelve games contested on their way to the 8-4 victory.
This win marked the second victory that Eskenazi and Rodin now own over a nationally-ranked pairing. Earlier in the spring, they defeated the 37th-ranked pairing from Maryland. The Terrapins top pairing is now up to No. 26 in the latest rankings.
With the move up the rankings, Eskenazi and Rodin are now the second-highest ranked doubles team in the Ivies behind Princeton's No. 1 team. Waiting in the wings this weekend is another matchup with a nationally-ranked doubles team as Harvard's No. 1 doubles pairing is ranked 48th in the country.
The Quakers' meeting with Harvard will take place this Saturday at 2 p.m. on Penn's home courts. The home Ivy weekend continues on Sunday when Dartmouth visits University City for a noon match.