Red and Blue take it outside
Struggling Quakers hope for better luck in season’s first outdoor home meet
March 19, 2010, 4:38 am · Updated March 19, 2010, 12:00 am·
The Penn women’s tennis players will be more than happy to trade the California sunshine for a more familiar Philadelphia climate tomorrow, especially if it turns their luck around.
After a disappointing performance last weekend at the San Diego Invitational, the Quakers will attempt to improve their 4-7 record when they take on Boston University in their first outdoor home match.
Still struggling to find its footing this season, Penn faces a tough opponent in the Terriers (6-7), who will come into the match riding a four-game winning streak.
But while the Quakers may not have a winning record, many of its losses have come to highly ranked teams, including No. 13 Miami and No. 37 Yale.
And the Red and Blue may seem to be the underdogs in this match.
Yet the depth on their roster could give them a needed edge over the Terriers. Boston should expect to face tough opponents up-and-down the Penn lineup — from senior Jacqueline Wong to freshman Jules Rodin, who has won two of her last four singles matches.
The Terriers boast a talented roster of their own, with heavyweights such as sophomore Stefanie Nunic, currently ranked 8th in the Northeast.