PHILADELPHIA - The tough schedule that men's squash has faced over the past five matches did not let up in the Ivy League finale as the Quakers dropped their final Ivy League match of the season against Dartmouth, 6-3. The Quakers (4-7, 1-5 Ivy) got wins at the number six, seven, and eight on the ladder, but could not break through in any of the other matches in the eventual defeat.
Trevor McGuinness picked up a hard fought victory at number six, with a four game victory. McGuinness took the first game, but then dropped the second in a tiebreaker. However, he would respond well to the adversity, winning the next two games convincingly.
Two freshmen also got into the act with victories at number seven and eight. At number seven, Daniel Judd picked up the three game victory, cruising to an 11-8, 11-9, & 11-3 victory. John Dudzik picked up the only other Quaker victory on the day with his five game win. After droppin the first game, Dudzik won the next two, but dropped the fourth. He then won the final game to claim victory at number eight.
The Quakers also sustained two hard fought defeats at numbers three and five. Both of these matches came down to the fifth game, but Dartmouth would prevail in both instances.
The Quakers will now have one final crack at ending their regular season on a high note next week when they host Rochester in non-conference action next weekend.
Dartmouth 6 Penn 3
No. 1: Christopher Hanson (D) def. Thomas Mattsson (P) (3-1) 6-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-6
No. 2: Nicholas Sisodia (D) def. Dan Greenberg (P) (3-1) 11-9, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9
No. 3: Christopher Jung (D) def. James Clark (P) (3-2) 8-11, 11-6, 11-9, 2-11, 11-4
No. 4: Robert Maycock (D) def. Porter Drake (P) (3-0) 11-8, 11-6, 11-9
No. 5: Michael Lewis (D) def. William Browne (P) (3-2) 9-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-1, 11-6
No. 6: Trevor McGuinness (P) def. Luke Lee (D) (3-1) 11-6, 10-12, 11-7, 11-6
No. 7: Daniel Judd (P) def. Brian O'Toole (D) (3-0) 11-8, 11-9, 11-3
No. 8: John Dudzik (P) def. Fletcher Pease (D) (3-2) 10-12, 11-6, 11-2, 8-11, 11-5
No. 9: Alex Kurth (D) def. Justin Ang (P) (3-1) 11-8, 11-2, 13-15, 11-8
Ex: Stephen Wetherill (D) def. Akhilesh Nayak (P) (3-0) 12-10, 11-6, 11-5