If things go their way, Penn women’s tennis could end up with slice of this season’s Ivy League title, but if you ask anybody on the team, it’s clear that they have better things to focus on.Yes, wins are important, but for coach Sanela Kunovac’s side, this season has been made to be about one thing – the process.After an incredible spring break trip down to Florida saw the Quakers win four out of five matches, the team (10-8, 3-2 Ivy) hit a setback when it dropped its opening two matches of Ivy play to Princeton and Columbia.Things have been different since then.
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The Ivy season may not even be halfway done, but Penn Tennis is starting to see the puzzles pieces fall into place across the league.
The weather may be turning nice, but for Penn tennis, there’s a storm brewing this weekend.Both Red and Blue teams will have their hands full with their first Ivy League doubleheader weekends of the season.
Penn men’s tennis has already played 18 matches this season, but the team has just one more opponent to face before it heads into Ivy League play. After a two-week break in competition, the Quakers (12-6) will travel to Penn State for their last non-conference match of the year.
Over spring break, Penn men’s and women’s tennis will have their hands full as they make their annual road trips in search of competition and warmer climates. This year, the men’s team (7-5) will take its talents to Louisiana for a span of three days from March 8-10. Just a week after Mardi Gras festivities, the Quakers make the trip south where they will play a slate of four teams over the course of three days.
Over the past month, the Quakers have been tearing up the indoor circuit in the six meets they have competed in since winter break. Only half of those competitions had team scoring, but a quick look at the individual results shows a Red and Blue side that has been dominant in multiple areas.
This Saturday, both Penn lacrosse teams will open their 2017 campaigns. For the women, this will be first test of their No. 11 preseason ranking in this year’s ILWCA poll. As has been the case in the past three years, the Quakers will start off against Delaware, in what has been a notably close rivalry of late.
For the Quakers, there is a good number of championships to be won. As they enter this newest campaign, the Red and Blue have their eyes on three pieces of silverware: an NCAA title, an Ivy League title and an Ivy League Tournament trophy.
Time to hit the road.Having just finished a seven-game stretch at home, Penn women’s basketball will leave the comfort of the Palestra for its first away competition in a month
Looks like all the hard work is done. Penn swimming capped off its regular season with dual wins over West Chester last Friday.
Penn women’s squash went a good distance to Palo Alto, Calif. for a meeting with Stanford on Sunday, but jet lag was not a problem as the No. 2 Quakers topped the No. 5 Cardinal, 6-3.
Things are back to normal at the Palestra.After losing its first three home games this season, Penn women's basketball finally found its home court advantage with two comfortable wins over Brown and Yale.
When over half of the shots go in, it’s probably safe to say it’s been a good night.Penn women's basketball cruised to a routine 66-55 win over Yale on Saturday night at the Palestra, recording a season-high 52 percent shot accuracy from the field.
A lot can happen in three weeks. When Penn women’s basketball next takes to the court, three weeks will have gone by since the team’s last outing.Last Saturday, the Quakers won a nail-biter against Richmond 47-44, but now they’ll have a new challenge, not playing basketball.“It’s a chance for us to take a little bit of a pause and reflect on where we are at,” coach Mike McLaughlin said.
For the second time this week, Penn women's basketball went right down the stretch.This time, however, it was much happier with the result.
A good night’s rest can make a big difference.That’s one thing Penn women's basketball will be hoping for when they step on the court against Lafayette on Wednesday.
As Penn squash counts down the days until they set off on this newest adventure, the teams will be looking to their captains to see which direction they’re headed.Last season was undoubtedly a triumphant one for both sides of the Red and Blue.
It may not have been the icing on the cake, but it was a pretty great cake nonetheless.Penn closed out its season in a 1-1 draw at its Princeton rival.
The winter sports season is right around the corner. In anticipation, our editors debated: Which team are you most excited to see play?Sports Editor Tom Nowlan: For me, the answer has got to be men’s hoops.A year ago, Steve Donahue’s first season as coach saw the Red and Blue overcome the loss of two star players: Tony Hicks sat out his final season of eligibility in order to use it at Louisville while Antonio Woods was ruled academically ineligible in January.
A person like Van Dyke needs no artificial stimulant to prepare for an Ivy League matchup. She feeds off the pressure.But even for a tenured coach with her track record and experience, a little pre-match anxiety can show up every once in awhile.