PHILADELPHIA - Women's tennis wrapped up the fall season at the Northeast ITA Regional with three players advancing to the Round of 32 at that tournament. Overall, Penn won 31 matches as a team this fall in just four tournaments. The Quakers also went 19-14 in doubles competition.
Penn started out the fall season with one finalist in Emma Whitfield and another third place finish with Stephanie Do. At the Columbia Invitational, Penn captured both singles draws with freshman Sol Eskenazi and Alex Ion taking Flight A and Flight B respectively. The Quakers also captured the doubles draw with Jaime Yapp-Shing and Eskenazi teaming up for that title. Hosting the Cissie Leary Invitational, Penn won the doubles title for the second year in a row with Eskenazi and Yapp-Shing taking their second doubles title of the fall.
Wrapping up the fall portion of the season at the Northeast ITA Regional, Penn brought six singles qualifiers and three doubles pairings. In singles, Daniela DePaoli, Whitfield, and Yapp-Shing all had to start in qualifying singles, while Eskenazi, Ion, and Do each were entered in the main draw. Each of the three entered into the main draw singles would advance to the Round of 32. In doubles, Ion and Do would go the deepest out of the Penn pairings, advancing to the Round of 16. Eskenazi and Yapp-Shing, along with DePaoli and Whitfield would also compete in the doubles draw.
In addition to the players above, Jules Rodin played both singles and doubles at the William & Mary and Cissie Leary Invitationals. She fought her way through some injury issues in singles, while winning a match in Flight A doubles at the William & Mary Invitational. Freshman Srinidhi Raghavan made her collegiate debut at Penn, playing in each of the first three tournaments this fall. Raghavan picked up her first win in the Flight B draw of the William & Mary Invitational and went 4-4 in doubles.
Women's tennis will get the spring portion of its season underway on Wednesday, January 18 against cross-campus rival Drexel. When the weather permits in the spring, Penn will then have a chance to showcase its brand-new state-of-the-art Hamlin Tennis Center.
Below is a slide show highlighting each player's achievements this fall.