NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's tennis team (12-9, 4-1 Ivy) is ready for their final road trip of the season as they head to Penn and Princeton with the Ivy League title on the line. The Bulldogs are tied for second place with Harvard and sit one game behind Princeton, making Sunday's season finale all the more important.
The Quakers (14-5, 3-2 Ivy) are riding a three game win streak and have played well all season long, with three of their five losses coming to ranked opponents. They have yet to play the Bulldogs, but did make a trip up to New Haven for the ITA Northeast Regionals where Iuliia Bryzgalova, their No. 1 player and the 99th ranked player in the nation, finished in second place. She will prove to be a tough task for Samantha Martinelli, who is ranked four spots below her in the Oracle/ITA Division 1 Women's Rankings. Penn is coached by Sanela Kunovac.
After the Bulldogs depart from Philadelphia, they will head up the interstate to Princeton where the No. 34 team in the country awaits them. The Tigers (16-4, 5-0 Ivy) have been the cream of the crop in the Ivy and are currently in the driver's seat to clinch the conference title. They have been unstoppable as of late, having won seven consecutive matches including a win against No. 42 ranked Rice and No. 39 Columbia. Stephanie Schrage is their No. 1 player and was the winner of the ITA Northeast Regional singles draw back in the fall. The Tigers are coached by Laura Granville.
Play kicks off at 1:00 PM on both days.