Florida won’t be all fun, as Penn women's tennis faces unique squads

Quakers need Eskenazi against Stetson, James Madison

· February 27, 2013, 10:13 pm

Coming off their first two losses of the season, the Penn women’s tennis team will move to warmer climates in search of better luck on the horizon.

The Quakers (4-2) will travel to DeLand, Fla. during the break to take on James Madison (2-3) this Sunday and Stetson (3-1) the following day.

In order to come away with a pair of victories, Penn will almost certainly need another strong performance from No. 1 Sol Eskenazi, who, despite the team’s losses, was the only Quakers player to win both of her matches this past weekend.

Both teams will present a unique set of challenges for the Red and Blue.

Despite a decidedly pedestrian record, James Madison is not a squad to look past. The Dukes took a second game off a No. 37 William & Mary squad, the same one that later topped Penn, 6-1, on Saturday.

Stetson, meanwhile, will enjoy the benefits of playing on its home court.

After beginning the season 4-0, Penn dropped its first two road matches of the year against a couple of Colonial Athletic Association opponents — William & Mary and Old Dominion.

These two matches come right in the middle of a string of six contests that will keep the Quakers away from Levy Pavilion for over a month.


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