PHILADELPHIA - Women’s Tennis returns to the courts on Sunday after two consecutive victories over teams that had beaten Penn a year ago. In their last two outings, the Quakers (4-2) defeated George Washington and Temple, avenging losses from the 2010 season. Penn will now return to the Levy Tennis Pavilion against Richmond, a team the Quakers did not face last season. The team will be looking to stay unbeaten at the Levy Pavilion as the Quakers are 3-0 at home on the young season.
Richmond comes into the contest with Penn on Sunday having dropped three tough matches to start the season. The Spiders have stayed in the state of Virginia for the spring season to date, dropping matches against Virginia, Virginia Tech, & William & Mary. Richmond will now travel to Philadelphia for its first out-of-state competition. Temple will host the Spiders on Saturday, before Richmond comes to Penn on Sunday for a 10 a.m. match. Despite the three losses in the early going, Richmond is the returning Atlantic 10 champions and will present a difficult challenge to Penn.
Penn comes into this match with several individuals experiencing success in the spring season. Freshman Connie Hsu will be looking for her 30th win of the season in singles play. Hsu also picked up her 15th victory of the season in doubles play against Temple with teammate Alexa Ely. That match marked the 19th victory in doubles for Ely, who will look to make it an even 20 on Sunday. She will also be looking for her seventh singles victory.
Jaime Yapp-Shing will be looking for her 10th victory of the season when Richmond comes to town. Emma Whitfield and Stephanie Do come into the match with seven victories on the season, while Daniela DePaoli will be looking for her seventh win in singles. Yapp-Shing also owns eight victories in doubles, while Do currently has seven.
Action for this Sunday will get underway at 10 a.m. This match will be the third of six consecutive home matches for Penn. The Quakers already have as many victories this season as they did all of last year under second-year Head Coach Sanela Kunovac. They will look to better this mark with a victory on Sunday.