Last weekend, the Quakers were downed 7-0 by both Brown and Yale. The Yale loss marked the third time in a row that the team was swept in all of its matches; all three of which were to Ancient Eight opponents (the first one was to Princeton). Senior Jacqueline Wong narrowly came away with a victory in her singles match against Brown, but in the end fell 6-2, 3-6, 3-10.
Looking to this weekend, the Quakers aim to halt its five-game losing streak and to obtain their first Ivy win of the season. Sitting with a 0-3 record in the Ivy League, Penn is tied with Columbia for last place in the conference.
This might be a hard task for the Quakers as once again both of their opponents this weekend are nationally ranked, Dartmouth at No. 48 and Harvard at No. 53. Both teams are tied for second place in the Ivy League with 2-0 records. The Big Green is 15-2 overall and comes into the match after sweeping Columbia 7-0 last Saturday. Meanwhile, Harvard is 10-6 overall and will come to Penn after visiting Princeton on Friday. Last season, Penn dropped a close battle to Harvard, 4-3.