Despite the frigid, sub-freezing temperatures outside, the Red and Blue put up sizzling performances and didn’t miss a beat on Wednesday en route to two convincing victories.
The No. 10 men’s and No. 3 women’s teams were pushed aside on Saturday by Trinity, 9-0 and 6-3, respectively, a squash powerhouse that boasts the No. 1 men’s and No. 2 women’s teams in the country.
The Quakers have a healthy dose of poise to thank for their 6-3 victory over Navy.
After coming out last season alternating wins and losses, Penn men’s squash has shown improvement this year by winning its first two matches over quality opponents.
Both squash teams have emerged with perfect records and hope to build on that momentum as they near Ivy play.
Ranked 14th in the nation and slotted to finish seventh in the Ivy League this season, the men’s team will start its season Saturday afternoon against an 11th ranked Williams squad. Ranked third nationwide in the preseason and predicted to finish second in the Ancient Eight, the women are trying to show that they have what it takes to bring home an Ivy title.
Emerging from the gauntlet last season as the team’s No. 1 is sophomore and Pennsylvania native Tyler Odell, who grew up playing squash just 30 minutes away from Penn’s campus.
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In the third-place game of the Howe Cup, Penn’s women’s squash exacted revenge on its conference rival, Princeton.
This weekend, the Penn men’s squash team will travel up north with redemption on its mind following a disappointing regular season.
The Quakers lost to Columbia on Friday in New York and to Cornell on Sunday at Ringe Courts, ending their regular season having lost eight of their last nine games.
This weekend, the No. 12 Quakers will wrap their 2012-13 campaign with matchups at No. 11 Columbia on Friday and against No. 5 Cornell at home on Sunday.
After a rough start to the year, the Quakers (4-8, 1-4 Ivy) finally got their first win in the league on Saturday against Brown (6-6, 0-3).