PHILADELPHIA – In what will be their last home match, University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis seniors Stephanie Do and Jaime Yapp-Shing and the Quakers will take on Cornell Sunday.
Penn (7-10, 0-6 Ivy) will be looking to send its seniors off on a winning note and end the season with an Ivy League victory. The Quakers are coming off a 6-1 defeat at No. 37 Columbia on Friday, while Cornell (7-9, 0-6 Ivy) is coming off a 6-1 defeat versus No. 58 Princeton.
Last spring, Penn fell 4-3 to the Big Red in Ithaca, N.Y. The Quakers lead the overall series versus Cornell, 31-5.
Sunday’s match will include senior day festivities, and begins at 2 p.m at Hamlin Tennis Center.
Penn Women’s Tennis Class of 2014
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Stephanie is an economics major, with a concentration in finance and marketing, in the Wharton Business School at Penn, and has been a four-year member of the Quakers women’s tennis team.
Do is a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, Joseph Wharton Scholar and mentor. During her time at Penn, she has served as a Wharton woman mentor, a student-athlete tutor, and has taken classes in Chinese, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. She has spent time studying abroad in Tours, France, and has interned at Bari Studio, along with working at Nike Flatiron in New York.
In competition for the Quakers, Do has compiled an 8-9 overall singles record this spring adding to her 37-47 record over the last three years. In doubles, Do has gone 7-8 this spring adding to her 37-44 record.
As a junior, Do served as a team captain, and won 14 matches in singles play, and 15 in doubles play. She went 3-1 at the Cissie Leary Invitational in singles, and won four straight matches to start the spring season.
Stephanie was named second-team All-Ivy her sophomore year after totaling a 14-13 (4-3 Ivy) record. In addition to the Ivy recognition, she was named an ITA scholar athlete. In the ITA Regional singles, she advanced to the Round of 32. Earlier that fall, she advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cissie Leary Invitational doubles with teammate Alexandra Ion.
In her freshman year, Do won 11 doubles matches, and nine singles matches, including her first five straight in the spring.
After graduation, Stephanie plans to travel in Europe and Southeast Asia before beginning a consulting career at Bain & Company in Dallas this summer.
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Jaime is an economics major, with a concentration in management and marketing, in the Wharton Business School at Penn, and has been a four-year member of the Quakers women’s tennis team.
Yapp-Shing has served as a Student Athlete Advisory Committee representative for the women’s tennis program, along with being a Wharton women member, and Wharton cohort mentor. In the summer of 2012, she interned at Fieldstone Private Capital, a small investment bank in New York City.
In her senior season for Penn, Jaime has gone 5-7 in singles play adding to 23-21 overall record. She has also gone 10-4 in doubles play, improving upon her 28-28 record through three years.
As a junior, she won seven matches in singles play and eight matches in doubles during the spring. In the fall Yapp-Shing saw success in doubles play, going 3-1 at Columbia with Alexandra Ion, and 2-1 at William & Mary with fellow senior Stephanie Do.
Seeing action only in the fall of her sophomore season, due to injury, Yapp-Shing won the Columbia and Cissie Leary doubles with partner Sol Eskenazi. The pair qualified for the ITA Regionals.
As a freshman Jaime won 15 singles matches, and 12 doubles matches. She won seven of her first eight in the spring. In the fall, Yapp-Shing and Alexa Ely won the Columbia Invitational doubles, and she went 2-1 in singles at the Cissie Leary Inviational.
Jaime plans to travel this summer, before returning to Penn this fall to finish her degree. After graduation in the fall, she would like to start her career working abroad.