PHILADELPHIA -Looking to right the shp after a tough loss to Princeton last weekend, the University of Pennsylvania will head to Yale and Brown the weekend in search of its first Ivy win of the season. Penn sits at No. 69 in the ITA rankings, while the Bulldogs and Bears are unranked.
Penn has found a lot of success this season in doubles play with Kana Daniel and Sonya Latycheva leading the way. The Quakers top pair are 11-2 this season and have rattled off three consecutive wins coming into Friday's matchup with the Bulldogs.
Individually, Daniel will also try and get back on track after two straight losses. The Spaniard started the season 6-0 and now carries a 7-3 record.
Latycheva would also like to snap a losing streak. The senior is winless in her last six matches, but has gone all three sets in four of the six losses.
A QUICK LOOK AT YALE:Penn's first match this weekend will be in New Haven, Conn. with the Yale Bulldogs who sit at 6-8 this season, but are coming off their best win of the year over No. 64 Rice. Before the win, Yale had lost three matches in a row, all to ranked opponents.Penn is 17-25 overall in its series with the Bulldogs. Yale has won the last eight matches against the Quakers, including a rough 7-0 loss last season. Penn’s last win against the Bulldogs came in a 5-2 win in 2007.
A QUICK LOOK AT BROWN:On Saturday, the Quakers will head to Providence, R.I. for a matchup with Brown. The Bears hold a 12-6 record with all six losses coming to ranked opponents. They ate 1-6 this season against teams in the top 75 in the ITA with their one win coming over No. 55 Boston College back in February.Penn holds the overall series advantage with the Bears, 25-13. The Quakers have just one win in the last seven times the schools have played, a 4-3 victory in 2013. Last season Brown defeated Penn 5-2.