WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Competing in the William and Mary Invitational, the first outing of the year for the Penn women's tennis team, the Quakers are in pretty good shape going into day two.
In her first collegiate contest of her career, Connie Hsu made a splash, defeating Hideko Hachibana of Harvard, 6-3, 6-4, in the first round of Flight A singles. In the quarterfinals, the freshman topped Emily Fraser of UVA, 6-2, 6-0. Hsu will take on Michaela Kissel of Marshall tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the semifinals.
Hsu also performed well in doubles play with teammate senior Alexa Ely. The top-seeded duo overcame their hosting opponents, Marivick Mamiit and Sydney Smith, 8-3, in Flight B. They play the team of Catherine Kellner and Kara Kucin from Marshall at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
In Flight C singles, Ely fell to the No. 3 seeded Katie Kargl from William and Mary, 6-4, 6-2, and Isel Martinez-Marcos from Virginia Tech, 7-5, 6-4. Ely will face Kelly Tidwell of Richmond tomorrow at 2:45 p.m. in a consolation match.
Lastly, in the first round of Flight D singles, freshman Stephanie Do was edged by the second seeded Maria Fuccillo from UVA, and then fell to Juliana Pires from ODU, 6-1, 1-6, 10-7, in the consolation quarterfinals.
For the complete brackets and updated results as the weekend continues, click here.