Eskenazi Ranked 17th in Northeast Region

ITA Northeast Regional Rankings

PHILADELPHIA - After compiling a 7-2 record in her first fall on campus, freshman Sol Eskenazi finds herself ranked 17th overall in the Northeast Region entering the spring season. This marks the second consecutive season that Penn has had a freshman ranked in the regional top-20 heading into the spring season.

Once arriving on campus, it did not take long for Eskenazi's impact to be felt. In her first collegiate tournament, she captured the Columbia Invitational Flight A singles title with three straight-set victories. She would extend that winning streak to six consecutive matches to start her collegiate career before suffering her first defeat in the semifinals of the Cissie Leary Invitational. With her early success, Eskenazi was one of six Penn players that qualified for the ITA Northeast Regional. In the main draw, she was one of three Quakers that advanced to the Round of 32.

Eskenazi is one of 13 Ivy League Players ranked in the top-20 in singles in the regional ranking. Overall, seven Ivy League teams have players ranked in singles. Both of her losses this past fall came against opponents that are nationally ranked.

Five freshmen, including four Ivy League first-year players, are featured in the Northeast rankings. Eskenazi is the third-highest ranked freshman in her regional poll and the second-ranked freshman of the Ivy League first-year players.

Eskenazi and the rest of her teammates will get the spring season underway just over two weeks from today when cross-campus rival Drexel comes to the Levy Pavilion on Wednesday, January 18 at 4 p.m.