Penn singles Records
Penn doubles Records
PHILADELPHIA - After a tough first road trip, women's tennis will be back at home this weekend as the Quakers look to return to their winning ways on the home courts. Overall, Penn has compiled a record of 3-1 inside the Levy Tennis Pavilion this season. This Saturday, the Quakers will welcome Buffalo to town for the first ever meeting between the two programs. The women's match will get underway at 11 a.m.
Stephanie Do moved into the No. 1 position last weekend at Penn State for the first time in her career. She has won seven matches so far this season, including a pair at the No. 2 position before moving up last week. Freshman Alex Ion also played the highest-ranked match of her season at No. 2. She has won a team-high 12 matches. Along with three straight set wins this spring, two of her three losses have come in close three set matches.
Daniela DePaoli also has seven wins in singles so far in her senior year, just one short of tying her career high already. She played in the No. 3 position this past weekend. Freshman Srinidhi Raghavan moved up to the fourth position this past weekend, her highest-ranked matches. She has split her first four matches this spring and has four wins overall this year.
Jules Rodin played her highest-ranked match of the season at No. 5 last weekend. The captain has two wins already this spring and nearly pulled out a third before falling in three sets against Tulane this past weekend. Emma Whitfield has won two matches so far this season and has forced three of her five matches to a decisive third set in the spring.
Freshman Sol Eskenazi did not compete this past weekend, but played at the No. 1 position in each of the Quakers' first four matches. She has compiled a 10-3 record in singles play to start her collegiate career. Her only loss this spring came when she had to retire from a first set tiebreak against 28th-ranked Cristina Stancu of Maryland.
In doubles, Penn has compiled a 26-25 overall mark. Do and Ion have one doubles victory this spring after qualifying for the ITA Regional tournament and advancing to the Round of 16 in the fall. They played No. 1 doubles for the first time this past weekend after playing No. 2 in the first four matches.
Raghavan and Rodin played together at No. 2 in both matches against Tulane and Penn State. They forced a tiebreak in the second doubles match against Penn State and won their only match at No. 3 doubles this spring. DePaoli and Whitfield have comprised Penn's third doubles team for five of the six matches this season. They have four wins together dating back to the fall.
The Quakers will be the third Ivy League team that Buffalo has competed against this spring. Playing at Brown, the Bulls picked up a win at No. 1 singles, but fell 6-1. In their most recent outing, Buffalo was defeated by Cornell, 7-0. Tanvi Shah has a team-best six victories overall this year, including the fall. In team duals, she is 2-2 at No. 1. Shah and Marta Stoyanova both qualified for the ITA Regionals in singles play and made up the team's only doubles pairing in the draw.
Following the match with Buffalo this weekend, Penn will make its annual Spring Break trip to Florida. While in the Sunshine State, the Quakers will play Florida Gulf Coast and Florida International.