Although most of Penn’s campus spent the weekend partying it up at Spring Fling, the women’s tennis team was all business, as it closed out their season with two wins against nationally ranked Ivy League opponents.
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On March 21, Penn men’s tennis was prepared for matches against Temple and the joint team of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Despite two tough losses over spring break, the Quakers were in the midst of one of the best starts to their season in school history, sitting at 12-3 through 15 contests. Each of those losses came without their best player, freshman Nicolas Podesta. The team was far from concerned.
Part of what makes college athletics so dynamic and fun is its constant turnover of student-athletes.
Late in the third set of her match against Princeton last Saturday, Penn women's tennis' top singles player and senior captain Sol Eskenazi was in the middle of an epic battle. Trailing in a tiebreaker, the senior ripped a lefty forehand up the line, leaving the Princeton player dead in her tracks, forced to watch the ball fly by.
With two months of the 2015 season already in the books, the Penn women’s tennis team has yet to hit its stride. The team is off to a strong but streaky start, and with Ivy League play set to begin this weekend, the Quakers hope to maintain their strong play in order to compete for their first conference title since 2007.
Spring is in the air at Penn. With the warmer weather and impending fun that comes with the arrival of spring on campus, everyone is anticipating an eventful final few weeks of the semester.