But, by the skin of their teeth, the Penn men’s squash team earned its second consecutive berth in the prestigious Potter Cup, set to take place over the weekend at Trinity’s Kellner Squash Center.
The No. 8 Quakers (8-6, 3-4 Ivy) jumped up two spots from tenth in the CSA rankings over the weekend after defeating Cornell 8-1 at home, a crucial match that sealed Penn’s place in the Potter Cup.
It was an action-packed weekend on the road for Penn squash, as the women swept Yale and Brown while the men split against the two schools.
The No 2 women's squad beat No.
While winter break may have just been a break from classes for most Penn students, the men and women’s squash teams used it to get a leg up on their opponents.
While most students take the upcoming winter break to recover from finals and spend time with friends and family, Penn squash will be taking no days off as they continue to prepare for the tough Ivy slate ahead.
The Quakers will be thrust into new environments and pitted against tough competition on their road to the Ivy League opener at the Ringe Squash Courts, including a trip across the pond..
“The boys are looking forward to the England trip,” Assistant coach Gilly Lane said.
Sunday afternoon proved to be heartbreaking at Ringe courts for Penn men’s squash. In a match where four positions in the ladder were forced to five games, only one of them went Penn’s way.
Penn men’s squash was looking to make a statement its home opener and avoid falling prey to a team that has given the squad trouble in recent years. They did so, beating Navy on Wednesday
The No. 9 Quakers will take on No. 16 Navy on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. at the Ringe Squash Courts and hope to improve to 4-0 to begin the year.
As Penn men’s and women’s squash look to soon begin the season, there is just one thought on their minds – improving.
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Gilly Lane and Richard Dodd
are two assistant coaches who have made an immediate impact during their time with
the Red and Blue.
Penn men’s squash may not be ready to take away a win at the Potter Cup this weekend, but if the team continues on its upward trajectory, the Cup looks well within its sights in the near future.
Clutch performances and strong play in general powered Penn squash to a combined 3-1 record in its Ivy weekend.
After a week in which both the Penn men’s and women’s squash teams defeated national power Princeton, the Red and Blue now enter a demanding stretch of Ivy League competition that starts this Saturday at home against another national contender, Yale.
This is the first of a two-part examination of how Penn’s winter sports stack up midway throug the 2013-14 season
Penn men’s squash came up clutch en route to its 7-2 upset of the Tigers, ending a 45-match losing streak against the rival school that dated back to 1974.
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.