PHILADELHPIA - Penn faces one of its toughest opponents before opening Ivy play on Saturday, when the Quakers take on Binghamton, Wednesday at 3 p.m.
The Red and Blue are 10-3 on the season, following a loss to St. John's on Friday. The Bearcats come into the match with a sterling 13-1 record and winners of eight straight. During that streak, Binghamton has beaten George Washington (7-0), Princeton (4-3) and St. John's (5-0).
Junior Sven Vlodegraven is the team's No. 1 and ranked first in the region by the ITA. He has a 12-2 mark on the season, while sophomore Gilbert Wong and junior Amav Jain are each 13-0 playing in the two through six spots.
In the Penn's last match against the Red Storm, the team lost the doubles point and only took two singles matches in a 5-2 defeat. Sophomore Eugen Brazdil won at No. 1, 7-5, 6-4, and classmate Phil Law also was victorious, 7-5, 5-7, 6-1. Three of the four singles losses were in three sets, as Quakers fought hard but couldn't come out on top.