PHILADELPHIA Penn defended its home court on Friday, dominating the singles matches en route to a 6-1 win over Harvard on the Lott Courts. The Quakers won five of the six singles contests in addition to taking the doubles point. Four of those five singles wins were in straight sets.
The 27th-ranked doubles team of Ekaterina Kosminskaya and Julia Koulbitskaya started the day with an 8-1 win at doubles over Laura Peterzan and Samantha Schnitter. The number three doubles team of Charlotte Tansill and Michelle Mitchell added the second win for Penn, defeating Vilsa Curto and Catriona Stewart, 8-4.
Kosminskaya added a second win at number one singles, defeating Beier Ko, 6-2, 6-0. Other winners at singles were Yulia Rivelis, Tansill, Alexa Ely and Lauren Sadaka.
The win ups Penn’s record to 8-7 and 3-1 in the Ivy League. Havard is now 2-13 and 2-1 in the Ancient Eight.
The Quakers are back on the court Saturday as they host Dartmouth. The match is scheduled to be held on the Lott Courts outside, but if it rains, the match will be moved indoors to the Levy Tennis Pavilion.
#69 Penn (8-7) def. Harvard (2-13), 6-1
Doubles Penn wins 2-1
#1 Ekaterina Kosminskaya/Julia Koulbitskaya (Penn) def. Laura Peterzan/Samantha Schnitter (Harv.), 8-1
#2 Beier Ko/Samantha Rosekrans (Harv.) def. Yulia Rivelis/Alexa Ely (Penn), 8-5
#3 Michelle Mitchell/Charlotte Tansill (Penn) def. Vilsa Curto/Catriona Stewart (Harv.), 8-4
#1 Kosminskaya (Penn) def. Ko (Harv.), 6-2, 6-0
#2 Rivelis (Penn) def. Peterzan (Harv.), 5-7, 6-4, 1-0(2)
#3 Tansill (Penn) def. Schnitter (Harv.), 6-3, 6-2
#4 Rosekrans (Harv.) def. Mitchell (Penn), 6-2, 6-2
#5 Ely (Penn) def. Curto (Harv.), 6-4, 6-2
#6 Lauren Sadaka (Penn) def. Margarita Krivitski (Harv.), 6-0, 6-2