Women's Tennis Honored by Penn Athletics

PHILADELPHIA - The women's tennis team was recently honored as having the highest team GPA among all women's teams within Penn Athletics. Historically, the team has also been well recognized for their academic achievements throughout the Ivy League, with 10 current and former players receiving All-Ivy Academic Honors this past decade. This list includes current junior Emily Wolf, who received that honor during this past spring.

"Penn asks a lot of its student-athletes. Having gone through four years of varsity athletics at Penn makes me even more aware of the importance of this award and of the honor bestowed on our team," said head coach Sanela Kunovac. "I am very proud of our players, and this acknowledgment will only serve to further encourage us to hold ourselves to the highest academic and athletic standards, and to lead by example."

During the fall season, the team's success was highlighted by the play of freshman Connie Hsu. Hsu captured the William & Mary Fall Invitational, Penn's own Cissie Leary Invitational and the ITA Regional Championships singles titles. Hsu also had outstanding results in doubles with her partner, senior captain Alexa Ely. Hsu's singles play in the fall season ended with an incredible winning streak, in which she advanced all the way to the Round of 16 at the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. Kunovac and the rest of her squad will return to the courts on Wednesday, Jan. 19 when the Quakers will host Drexel University at 4 p.m. in the Levy Pavilion.

With a young team that includes five freshmen, three sophomores, and six upperclassmen, Coach Kunovac and the rest of the Quakers will be looking to make huge improvements on the court during the upcoming season.