Women's Tennis Hits The Courts Thursday

PHILADELPHIA – Fresh off a fantastic weekend of results at this past weekend’s Cissie Leary Invitational, the University of Pennsylvania’s women’s tennis team will hope to capitalize on the momentum gained from bringing home three of the four titles (A Singles, B Singles and B Doubles) as it heads into its first dual match of the season against Georgetown on Thursday at noon.

The Quakers will aim to repeat their performance against the Hoyas from last spring, where Penn knocked off Georgetown, 5-2. Key returners from last year’s squad include senior Sonya Latycheva and junior Kana Daniel. In their doubles matchup against the Hoyas this past spring, the two dominated at No. 1 doubles in a swift 8-2 win.

All eight members of Penn’s squad are expected to compete in at least one match on Thursday, including freshmen Marta Kowalska and OJ Singh. Both had excellent debuts on home courts last weekend, Kowalska winning the Flight B singles crown and Singh playing on the winning team in Flight B doubles.

Georgetown is led by Victoire Saperstein, a junior from the Las Vegas area and an All-BIG EAST Selection as a sophomore. Saperstein staved off a Penn win in the Cissie Leary Invite when she defeated Luba Vazhenina, 6-3, 6-4, in the first round of the A Singles Flight.


-- This article was written by Sarah Figgatt, Athletic Communications Student Assistant