Women's Tennis Completes Play at ITA Regional

Main Draw Singles

Tournament Central

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Alex Ion won her unfinished match in the Round of 64 at the Northeast ITA/USTA Regional Sunday morning to put three Penn players into the Round of 32, making Penn a perfect 3-0 in the Round of 64. However, the Round of 32 would not go the same way as all three Quakers fell in the same afternoon session. Each of the three played competitive matches, but all three would end up with the same final result.

Ion, who was supposed to finish up her Round of 64 match on Saturday, finished that match Sunday and got Penn off to a very good start. After dropping the first set 6-4, she responded with a convincing 6-2 second set victory. The third set would not be nearly as easy as she and her opponent were tied after splitting the first 10 games. However, Ion would hold her serve and get the break in consecutive games to come away with the 7-5 win and advance to the Round of 32.

In the Round of 32, she would face No. 13 Nina Lagvilava (Stony Brook). Ion would again find herself down a set after dropping the first, 6-3. In this match, she was unable to come away with the necessary games and was eliminated with a 6-4 second set loss. Despite the loss, Ion finished with a team-best nine singles wins this fall in 12 matches.

Sol Eskenazi faced her first seeded opponent in the Round of 32 in Harvard's (17) Camille Jania. Eskenazi, seeded tenth, dropped a hard fought opening set, 6-4. Jania would then use that momentum from the first set to come away with a 6-2 win in the second set. Eskenazi finished her first fall season at Penn with a 7-2 record in singles.

Stephanie Do was riding high after two victories Saturday, which included avenging one of her previous losses this fall. However, facing (11) Blair Seidman, Do would find herself in the early hole after dropping the first set 6-3 to Yale's No. 3 player from a season ago. In the second set, Seidman used the early momentum to come away with the match victory and move onto the Round of 16. After winning two main draw singles matches, Do finished the fall season 5-4 overall in singles.

After completing a fall season that saw Penn capture two singles titles at the Columbia Invitational and the doubles draw at the Columbia Invitational and the Cissie Leary Invitational, Penn will have just over two months before it will be back in competition Wednesday, January 18, 2012 when Drexel comes across campus to the Levy Tennis Pavilion for a 4 p.m. match to start the spring schedule.

Penn player-by-player

Main Draw Singles

(10) Sol Eskenazi (1-1)
Round of 128: received bye
Round of 64: Won vs. Marta Stoyanova (Buffalo), 6-2, 7-5
Round of 32: Lost vs. (17) Camille Jania (Harvard), 6-4, 6-2

(17) Alex Ion (1-1)
Round of 128: received bye
Round of 64: Won vs. Sam Gridley (Harvard), 4-6, 6-2, 7-5
Round of 32: Lost (13) Nina Lagvilava (Stony Brook), 6-3, 6-4

Stephanie Do (2-1)
Round of 128: Won vs. Katie Goepel (Princeton), 7-6 (3), 6-2
Round of 64: Won vs. Christine Ordway (Cornell), 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
Round of 32: Lost vs. (11) Blair Seideman (Yale), 6-3, 6-0