It's a major weekend for Penn Athletics, with a high-stakes women's tennis matchup against three-time defending champion Princeton leading the way in a jam-packed slate.
It was a tremendously busy weekend for Penn Athletics, and the successes on the field weren’t limited to the record-setting meet from track and field or the huge Ivy League wins to keep men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse in their respective title races.
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.
There really is no denying it, Penn women’s tennis is on a roll. Saturday, the Red and Blue (7-6) hosted and promptly dismissed St. John’s (10-3), winning the afternoon contest 6-1. With the win, Penn secured its third straight victory as it heads into conference play in two weeks.
Following a successful Spring Break trip, the Quakers are looking to stay hot this weekend against St. John’s (10-2). On that trip, the Red and Blue (6-6, 0-0 Ivy) went 3-1, including a dominant 5-2 victory against No. 36 Florida State.
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.
78 by 36.
These are the dimensions, measured in feet, for a standard tennis court. The dimensions of the game never really change.
It was a busy weekend for the Penn men’s and women’s tennis teams with both teams splitting a pair of matches.
The women’s squad played their first match of the weekend on the road in College Park to take on the No. 42 ranked Terrapins, falling 6-1.
In the outdoor season opener, Penn men's and women's tennis will play two matches this weekend, and they both have tall tasks ahead of them. The women's side heads to Maryland to take on the Terps on Saturday before coming back home to face Rutgers on Sunday. Meanwhile, the men have two consecutive home matches on Sunday, starting at 9 in the morning with Old Dominion and continuing with Navy.
It’s all in the recovery.
That was the theme for Penn men’s tennis coming out of the first day of play of the ECAC Indoor Tennis Championships at Princeton.
Penn men’s tennis hopes to bring their fiery passion on to the court this weekend as they head to the ECAC tournament for their first post-Valentine’s Day match. In last year’s tournament, the team made it into the winner’s bracket by upsetting Dartmouth 4-3 before ultimately being knocked out by the Crimson to take fourth place.
After a two-week hiatus from competition, Penn women’s tennis is itching to get back on the court. This weekend will take the Quakers (1-2) south to face Virginia on Saturday and Old Dominion on Sunday.
In a pair of weekend matches against non-conference foes Wisconsin and Rice, Penn men’s tennis rode the full emotional spectrum from elation to frustration.
The weekend started out on a high note for the Quakers (4-3) with a thrilling 4-3 win over the previously unbeaten Badgers (3-1). After losing the doubles point, Penn battled back with singles victories from junior Josh Pompan, sophomore Kyle Mautner and junior Gabe Rapoport.
Only days after suffering a heartbreaking 4-3 setback at the hands of undefeated Big Ten power Minnesota, Penn men's tennis will get a pair of chances at redemption this weekend, hosting fellow Big Ten member Wisconsin on Saturday before welcoming Rice to Philadelphia the following afternoon.
Every match is special in its own way. But then there are those contests that are circled on the calendar months ahead. For Penn men’s tennis, that day is Sunday, when it will be hosting Minnesota bright and early.
Senior captain Matt Nardella and junior captain Josh Pompan were chosen to lead Penn men's tennis to success in this upcoming season as they will face some high competition and competitive rivalries.
Kana Daniel and Penn women's tennis have high expectations on the court this season. This weekend, they'll get the chance to back them up. Penn (0-2) hosts Temple (3-2) this Saturday at 1:00 P.M. in the Hecht Tennis Center.
Despite not winning a team Ivy League title in either the men’s or women’s side, both Quaker teams had impressive seasons. Penn women’s tennis, with their best finish since 2008, finished their season ranked No. 48 nationally in the Intercollegiate Tennis Rankings (ITA). Meanwhile, Penn men’s tennis had a three-win improvement from the year before in the Ivy League.
In just under seven years, Penn men's tennis' Kyle Mautner turned from a kid who practiced very little into one of the most highly touted recruits in the country and one of the best players in the Ivy League. The path to this point required hard work and a lot of time away from home, but for Mautner, it was all part of a special opportunity that has led to him playing at the top of the Quakers’ lineup.
Although there was no love lost between the Williams sisters in Australia on Saturday, tennis feuds were alive and well in the city of Brotherly Love last weekend.