PHILADELPHIA – Playing in its Ivy League opener at home, the University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team fell to No. 58 Princeton, 6-1, Saturday afternoon inside the Hecht Tennis Center.
Despite competitive, back-and-forth scoring all afternoon, Penn (7-5, 0-1 Ivy) managed to pick up just one point versus Princeton (7-7, 1-0 Ivy).
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.
Both senior Sol Eskenazi and sophomore Kana Daniel pushed their matches to third sets, but eventually fell to their opponents.
Penn will return to action in Ivy League play at home next weekend, facing Yale on Friday at 2 p.m. before taking on Brown Saturday at 2 p.m.
Princeton 6, Penn 1
1. Graff/Wolff (Pr) def. Eskenazi/Daniel (P); 8-4
2. Tang/Muliawan (Pr) def. Latycheva/Vaidya (P); 8-1
3. Steffensen/Hahn (Pr) vs. Qostal/Vazhenina (P); 7-6, DNF
1. Graff (Pr) def. Eskenazi (P); 6-4, 4-6, 10-5
2. Muliawan (Pr) def. Latycheva (P); 6-2, 6-4
3. Wolff (Pr) def. Daniel (P); 6-2, 3-6, 10-7
4. Steffensen (Pr) def. Qostal (P); 6-4, 6-2
5. Vaidya (P) def. Tang (Pr.); 6-4, 6-4
6. Joyce (Pr) def. Vazhenina (P); 6-3, 6-4