Wednesday will bring the 63rd-ranked Princeton men's tennis team to Penn State for its second straight match against a Big Ten opponent and first since the ITA Kickoff Weekend event that opened the season.
Princeton fell 4-0 to No. 14 Mississippi State and 4-2 to No. 72 Purdue at the ITA event and will play its first home match Saturday at 1 p.m. against Cleveland State.
The Tigers are 20-5 all-time against Penn State and won the first 18 matches before the Nittany Lions broke through in 1997. The teams have had an early-season match annually since 2010, Penn State winning 6-1 in State College in the season-opener two years ago and the Tigers winning 4-3 in Jadwin Gym to open last season.
Each team has a ranked singles player by the ITA, with Princeton's Matija Pecotic at No. 46 and Penn State's Tomas Hanzlik at No. 80. Princeton also has the 11th-ranked doubles pair of Matt Siow and Matt Spindler.