The real challenge was getting there.
When both Penn teams travel to nationals this weekend, they do so knowing that the hardest parts of the season are all things of the past.
Looking at the ranking of the men’s and women’s college squash tells two very different stories.
Runa Reta. Katie Patrick. Lissa Hunsicker.
Come Sunday, senior co-captain Yan Xin Tan hopes to add her name to the list above as just the fourth Richey award winner in school history..
With the calendar barreling towards the College Squash Association Nationals, Penn Squash’s two squads find themselves heading in opposite directions.
After a busy season filled with plenty of ups and even a few downs, the Penn squash teams will end their regular season schedules with red and blue opponents of their own.
On Friday, both second-ranked squads will have their final home match of the season against Columbia at the Ringe Squash Courts.
Cliched or not, practice makes perfect. Just ask Marie Stephan.
From the start of the 2014-2015 season, the sophomore has won 25 regular season matches without dropping a single one.
This weekend Penn squash will have to fend off another top-five opponent eager to put a dent in their championship aspirations along with a team willing to bare it all in order to pull off a monumental upset.
The podcast renaissance has finally hit Penn Athletics, just maybe not in the place you would expect.
You win some and you lose some, but sometimes you just win them all.
Last Saturday, for only the second time in school history, both the men and women’s sides for Penn squash topped Princeton in the same season.
The wins against Princeton are just the most recent pieces of evidence for why this season is one of — if not the — the Quakers’ best.
Historically, Penn-Princeton matchups have typically not gone in favor of the Red and Blue.
Corey Henry contributed reporting.
Coming off a gripping 5-4 comeback victory at Trinity last Saturday, the Penn women (7-1, 1-1 Ivy) will have to defend their No. 2 ranking in the faces of the third-ranked Tigers (5-1, 1-1) Saturday afternoon.
In most college sports, you see scores of amateurs competing to be a part of a select few good enough to compete professionally after graduation.
While the blizzard raged on, Penn women’s squash found its fire on Saturday.
For a meeting between two of the top five women’s sides in the country, the No. 2 Penn and No. 5 Stanford matchup seemed to carry little of the tension that one would expect of such high ranked goliaths.
All great things must come to an end. Penn Squash knows that all too well after this weekend.
We’re in uncharted territory.
With back-to-back wins over top 5 teams from the men’s side along with another perfect start to the season on the women’s side, associate head coach Gilly Lane finds himself as a leader of one of the most successful Penn squash programs in school history.
“It hasn’t really sunk in yet,” Lane said.
During an action-packed weekend, Penn squash won a combined five matches as both the men’s and women’s teams remained undefeated on the season.
Winning is an attitude. This weekend, Penn squash will certainly have a big opportunity to prove that once again.
Thor isn’t the only one with a hammer, one that can strike fear into the hearts of his opponents.
If there was one takeaway from Penn squash’s recent triumph in the Battle for 33rd Street it’s this: they’re coming.
It’s only a four-block journey from Drexel’s squash courts to Penn’s, but when the Dragons came to face the Quakers last Tuesday, the walk back must have been a painful one.