Freshman Eskenazi wins Ivy and ITA honors


W. Tennis freshman racks up postseason accolades




The future is bright for Penn women’s tennis as the postseason accolades continue to roll in for freshman standout Sol Eskenazi.

Eskenazi finished her season with a 19-5 overall record in singles and an 18-5 record in doubles for a combined total of 37 wins and 10 losses. In the fall, the Buenos Aires native won the Columbia Invitational Flight A singles draw with three straight-set wins and advanced to the semifinals of the Cissie Leary Invitational later in the season. She also entered the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Draw as a seeded player. She competed in the same matches in doubles alongside partner Jamie Yapp-Shing and won both events.

In the spring, Eskenazi assumed the No. 1 singles position and won her first three matches. After an injury sidelined her for one match, she returned and won her final nine of 11 singles contests, including a 5-2 record in Ivy play.

Eskenazi’s dominance continued in doubles, as she and partner Jules Rodin picked up national rankings and an 11-4 record, including a 3-1 record against nationally ranked players.

Those numbers earned her All-Ivy honors in both singles and doubles. Rodin also earned first-team All-Ivy honors in doubles, and Stephanie Do was named to the second team All-Ivy in singles, marking the first time since 2008 that Penn has had two singles players and one doubles team named to the All-Ivy roster. Eskenazi also won Ivy League Rookie of the Year, becoming the fifth player in Penn history to do so and the second consecutively, as now-pro Connie Hsu won the distinction last year.

Eskenazi also picked up ITA honors, wining the ITA Northeast Region Rookie of the Year award.

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