PHILADELPHIA – A breakthrough season for the University of Pennsylvania men’s squash team comes down to the regular season finale against fellow Ivy, No. 11 Columbia.
The eighth-ranked Quakers (7-4, 3-3 Ivy) will be looking to complete their first winning season in two years and first winning-record in Ivy play since 2006-07. Also at stake for Penn, will be the opportunity to play in the Potter Cup at the CSA Team Championships on Feb. 14-16 in Boston.
Columbia (6-5, 2-4 Ivy) is coming off two consecutive Ivy losses to Harvard and Princeton entering its match versus Penn.
In last year’s match, the upstart Lions defeated Penn 5-4 at home. The Quakers hold the overall series advantage over the recently developed Lions program, 3-1.
The match against Columbia will be the final regular season home match for Penn’s Dudzik, and fellow senior Derek Chilvers.
Penn and Columbia will square off beginning at 1 p.m. in Ringe Courts.
Penn vs. Columbia
Overall Series: 3-1
Splits: Home (2-0), Away (0-1), Neutral (1-0)
2/8/2013 at Columbia L, 5-4
2/19/2012 vs. Columbia - Hoehn Cup W, 8-1
2/10/2012 COLUMBIA W, 7-2
2/26/1982 COLUMBIA W, 9-0