PHILADELPHIA - After a perfect 2-0 weekend together on the courts, Sol Eskenazi and Jules Rodin will enter the final week of Penn's regular season as the 44th-ranked doubles team in the country. This ranking places them second amongst Ivy League doubles teams.
Penn's top doubles pairing has a combined record of 9-3 together this spring, including a 3-2 record in Ivy League matches. This past weekend, Eskenazi and Rodin opened up play with a convincing 8-4 win over Harvard's then-No. 48 pairing. This No. 1 doubles match was part of a tightly contested doubles point. Although the Crimson would win the doubles point, the Quakers would have the final say as they won the last four singles to come all the way back from down 3-0.
The following day against Dartmouth, Eskenazi and Rodin found themselves locked in a tough battle and heading to a tiebreak after splitting the first 16 games evenly, 8-8. The tiebreak followed a similar back-and-forth pattern before Penn's doubles took the final two points to come away with the win, improving to 2-0 on the weekend. This victory was a part of the Quakers sweep of the doubles point against Dartmouth.
In addition to a 9-3 overall record at No. 1, Eskenazi and Rodin have also combined to beat three different nationally-ranked doubles teams this spring, including the latest win against Harvard.
The Quakers will finish out the regular season slate with a home-and-away weekend. On Friday, Penn will welcome Cornell to its home courts for a 2 p.m. match. Women's tennis will then play its final team dual on Sunday at Columbia. That match is scheduled for a noon start.