The Stetson women's tennis team (3-3) dropped their second consecutive match on Monday afternoon, losing to Pennsylvania (6-2) by a score of 6-1 at the Mandy Stoll Tennis Center.
In doubles, Penn took the first two matches to secure the point and gain a 1-0 lead. The duo of freshman Andrea Crespo and senior Sara Lazarevic were defeated by Sol Eskenazi and Sony Latycheva by a score of 8-1. Junior Diana Bukajeva and senior Jen Miller lost their match to Stephanie Do and Alex Ion by a score of 8-2 to give the Quakers the point.
In singles, Penn was able to take five out of the six matches on the day. At the number two singles position, Crespo lost her match, falling to Do by a score of 6-1, 6-2. Cable then dropped her match, falling to Latycheva 7-5, 6-0. The Quakers then secured the victory when Eskenazi defeated Lazarevic 6-1, 6-3.
Miller got Stetson on the board with her 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ion at number five singles. At number six singles, Lepinay was defeated by Katherine Jania, 6-4, 6-4. The final match of the day went to a third set tiebreak, with Yapp-Shing defeating senior Clarke Tatje 7-5, 1-6, 1-0 (11).
Stetson heads on the road this week, taking a Spring Break trip to California for a pair of matches. The Hatters play Cal State Fullerton on March 7 at 5:00 p.m. (2:00 p.m. PT) and Cal State Northridge at 4:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. PT).
Match Notes: Stetson plays one more Ivy League opponent this season (Harvard 3/19) ... Stetson last lost consecutive non-conference matches in 2009.