PHILADELPHIA – In its first match coming off a spring break trip to California, the University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team defeated Philadelphia rival Temple 6-1 on Saturday inside the Levy Tennis Pavilion.
Penn (7-4) jumped out to the first point in doubles play with Sol Eskenazi and Sonya Latycheva winning their doubles match in the first position 8-3, while Kana Daniel and Luba Vazhenina won their match 8-1. Stephanie Do and Alexandra Ion were tied 6-6 in their match when play was halted.
The Quakers saw a great deal of success in singles play as well against the Owls, (4-9) dropping only one match. Eskenazi and Daniel were victorious in the top two positions, while Do and Ion won in the fourth and fifth positions. Junior Srinidhi Raghavan won 6-3, 6-1 playing in the sixth position for the Quakers.
With non-conference play now wrapped up, Penn will turn its eyes to the Ivy League schedule, beginning at Princeton, next Saturday.
Penn 6, Temple 1
Eskenazi (P) def. Doms (T); 6-0, 6-1.
Daniel (P) def. Batey (T); 6-3, 6-3.
Mavrina (T) def. Vazhenina (P); 6-2, 4-6, 10-8
Do (P) def. Karina (T); 6-0, 6-4.
Ion (P) def. Okajima (T); 6-2, 6-3.
Raghavan (P) def. Nussaume (T); 6-3, 6-1.
Eskenazi/Latycheva (P) def. Breland/Karina (T); 8-3.
Daniel/Vazhenina (P) def. Mavrina/Nussaume (T); 8-1.
Ion/Do (P) vs. Doms/Okajima (T); 6-6 DNF.