Eskenazi and Latycheva Earn First Team All-Ivy

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PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team had two of its student-athletes honored by the Ivy League on Thursday afternoon. Sol Eskenazi was named first team All-Ivy in singles for the second consecutive season. On the doubles side, Eskenazi is joined by her partner Sonya Latycheva as the duo earned first team All-Ivy honors as well.

For Eskenazi, she is just one of two Ivy athletes named to the first team in singles for two straight seasons, the other being Elizabeth Epstein of Yale. The Penn sophomore dominated for the Quakers this season, posting a 13-3 record during the spring, including 5-1 in Ivy League matches. Eskenazi finished her season with five victories and a no-decision. Two of her larger wins during the spring were over fellow Ivy first-teamers Epstein and Harvard’s Hideko Tachibana, as well as Cornell’s Sarah O’Neil who made the second team All-Ivy.

As for doubles, this is the third time in five years that all three first team doubles selections were unanimous. In the most recent ITA Women’s Collegiate Doubles Rankings, Eskenazi and Latycheva were ranked No. 59. The duo finished the spring with a 15-2 overall record, including 6-1 in Ivy League matches. At one point Penn’s top doubles pair had won 11 consecutive matches as well as 14 of 15 overall. Their only losses during the season were to No. 12 Maria Belaya and Jeltje Loomas of William & Mary and Ivy rivals No. 45 Bianca Sanon and Kanika Vaidya. The young duo has amassed an overall record of 25-4, including fall play, as well as an ITA Northeast Regional Championship.

Below is a full list of this season’s All-Ivy honors:

*Nicole Bartnik, Columbia (Sr. - Bradenton, Fla.)

Madeleine Hamilton, Yale (Fr. - Greensboro, N.C.)

*Nicole Bartnik, Columbia (Sr. - Bradenton, Fla.)

Bianca Sanon, Columbia (Jr. - Plantation, Fla.)
Hideko Tachibana, Harvard (Sr. - Canyon Country, Texas)
Sol Eskenazi, Penn (So. - Buenos Aires, Argentina)
*Lindsay Graff, Princeton (So. - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
*Elizabeth Epstein, Yale (Sr. - Chicago)
Madeleine Hamilton, Yale (Fr. - Greensboro, N.C.)

*Misia Krasowski (Sr. - Deerfield, Ill.) and Hannah Camhi (Fr. Woodbury, N.Y.), Brown

*Bianca Sanon (Jr. - Plantation, Fla.) and Kanika Vaidya (Fr. - Singapore), Columbia
* Sol Eskenazi (So. - Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Sonya Latycheva (Fr. - Toronto), Penn

Kanika Vaidya, Columbia (Fr. - Singapore)

Sarah O'Neil, Cornell (Sr. - Lynnfield, Mass.)
Katherine Yau, Dartmouth (Fr. - Manhasset, N.Y.)
Amy He, Harvard (Fr. - Burlington, Ontario, Canada)
Katherine Flanigan, Princeton (Jr. - Davis, Calif.)
Annie Sullivan, Yale (Jr. - Deerfield, Ill.)

Nicole Bartnik (Sr. - Bradenton, Fla.) and Crystal Leung (So. - Houston), Columbia

Ryann Young (Jr. - Northbrook, Ill.) and Lauren Frazier (So. - Greenville, N.C), Cornell
Joan Cannon (So. - Kingston, Ontario, Canada) and Lindsay Graff (So. - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Princeton
Elizabeth Epstein (Sr. - Chicago) and Annie Sullivan (Jr. - Deerfield, Ill.), Yale

* Unanimous Selection
^ Due to ties in voting, there are seven singles players on the first team and four doubles teams on the second team