PHILADELPHIA - Its been a productive non-conference schedule for the University of Pennsylvania women's tennis team. The No. 67 Quakers have earned a 7-5 record, including 6-0 at home and two wins over ranked opponents, but now they finish their season with seven Ivy League matches beginning with archrival, No. 60 Princeton.
Penn is coming off back-to-back wins after its win over St. John's last weekend. The Quakers defeated the Red Storm 5-2 and received four points from the bottom of the ladder en route to their seventh win of the season.
A QUICK LOOK AT PRINCETON: Reappearing in the ITA rankings for the first time since mid-February, No. 60 Princeton has three wins over ranked opponents this season, most recently a narrow, 4-3 win over No. 46 Rice. The Tigers feature one of the country's top doubles teams in Amanda Muliawan and Katrine Steffensen, who hold the 77th spot in the ITA.
LAST TIME OUT AGAINST PRINCETON: Playing in its Ivy League opener at home, the University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team fell to No. 58 Princeton, 6-1, inside the Hecht Tennis Center. Despite competitive, back-and-forth scoring all afternoon, Penn managed to pick up just one point versus Princeton. The Quakers led at different times in two of the three doubles matches but were unable to close out either, relinquishing the first point to the Tigers. In singles, Penn picked up its only point in the fifth position, with freshman Ria Vaidya winning 6-4, 6-4.
THE SERIES AGAINST PRINCETON: Penn will be looking to end a seven-year drought against Princeton. The Quakers trail the overall matchup 15-25, and have dropped the last seven matches, lasting winning at Princeton by a 5-2 score in 2008. The Tigers defeated the Red and Blue last season, 6-1 at Hecht.