Women's Tennis Competes at BJK NTC College Invitational

PHILADELPHIA - Members of the Penn women's tennis team took part in the BJK NTC Women's College Invitational over the weekend, finishing with some positive results.

Senior Alexa Ely was one of the top finishers for the Quakers, reaching the north draw consolation finals of the Flight B championship. Ely won her first round match, 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals, but dropped the match in three sets, 6-0, 4-6, 10-3. Following the loss she moved to the consolation north draw, where she was victorious, 7-5, 6-2.

Freshman Jaime Yapp-Shing also did well following a first round defeat. The first-year won 6-0, 6-0 in the consolation west quarters and was also victorious in the semis, 6-4, 6-1.

Junior Daniela DePaoli won in straight sets in her first Flight E singles match, 6-1, 6-1, however fell in the second round. In Flight F, both freshmen Ilana Dreyfuss and Lauren Bridges lost the first round, though, in the consolation west draw, Bridges earned a victory, 6-1, 6-0.

Sophomore Emma Whitfield rebounded from a first round loss in Flight G to reach the finals of the consolation west draw, winning 6-0, 7-6(1) and 7-5, 7-6 (5) respectively.

In doubles action, the duo of Yapp-Shing and Dreyfuss won their first round match, 8-5, however fell in a tight 8-6 match in the second. The twosome of DePaoli and Whitfield also won their first match, an 8-4 victory, before falling in the quarterfinals.