Women's Tennis Sweeps Columbia for First Ivy Win

PHILADELPHIA - Not a single Penn player droppedher match, let alone a single set, as the Penn women's tennis team rolled over Columbia, 7-0, on Friday afternoon. The Quakers gave senior Lauren Sadaka a proper sendoff from the Lott Tennis Courts as they picked up their first Ivy League win of the season.

Penn picked up the doubles point by winning all three matches, and continuedits dominance over the Lions by sweeping all six of the singles matches. The Red and Blue improve to 1-5in the Ancient Eight, while Columbia falls to 0-6.

The Quakers opened the match by sweeping the doubles match. Sadaka and Emily Wolf continued to dominate the court as a duo by only surrendering a single game (8-1). All the doubles teams split up to take on their own match in singles, where the Penn womenkept up their momentum to down their opponents in two sets. Maria Anisimova's match at No. 2 proved to be the most exciting of the day, as she was able to break Nicole Stanziola just once in each set to take the win.

The Quakers are back on the court Sunday as they head to Ithaca, N.Y. to match up against Cornell for their final Ivy showdown of the season. Action is set to begin at noon.

Penn def. Columnia (7-0)

Kosminskaya/Anisimova def. Makarova/Suda (8-4)
Sadaka/Wolf def. Stanziola/Matache (8-1)
Ely/Wong def. Donovan/Christenson (8-2)
Ekaterina Kosminskaya def. Natasha Makarova (6-1, 6-3)
Maria Anisimova def. Nicole Stanziola (6-4, 6-4)
Lauren Sadaka def. Eliza Matache (6-3, 6-1)
Alexa Ely def. Carling Donovan (6-1, 6-2)
Emily Wolf def. Nina Suda (6-1, 6-2)
Jacqueline Wong def. Natalia Christenson (6-2,6-0)