PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's tennis team will be on the court Friday afternoon for its last time at home this season. The Quakers will host Columbia for its final home match that will also serve as senior day.Action is set for 2 p.m. at the Lott Tennis Courts.The Red and Blue will honor their lone senior, Lauren Sadaka, who has had a standout season during her senoir campaign. The Quakers are currently 1-14 overall and 0-5 in the Ancient Eightheading into the match, with the Lions in possession of a 4-13 overall and 0-5 Ivy record. With both teams in the hunt for its conference win the match will prove to be exciting.
For the Quakers, Sadaka continues to be a bright light on the team. Playing primarly at No. 3, the senior captain played the earlier part of the season at No. 2 where she went 4-1 at the spot. Sadaka currently owns a team best 8-7 overall record and3-2 in the Ivy League at singles. In doubles she has compiled at 9-6 overall record and an impressive 5-0 record in the conference. Playing with Emily Wolf for the majority of the matches, the two have not lost a match as a duo since Penn's spring break trip in California.
Despite coming back with two losses from their Ivy weekend in New England, the Quakers were one match shy of edging Harvard on Saturday, falling 4-3. The day prior the Quakers dropped a 5-2 match to Dartmouth.
Scouting the Lions
Simular to the Quakers, the Lions have yet to pick up a conference win this season. While the Red and Blue have had some close matches with their Ivy foes, the Lions have lost four of their matches 6-1 and most recently fell to Yale, 7-0. Columbia's last win dates back March 18, when they defeated Cal State Fullerton, 7-0. Columbia freshmen Eliza Matache leads the team with a 7-10 overall record playing primarily at No. 3.
Following Friday's match, the Quakers will travel to Cornell for its final regular season match of the season on Sunday.