PHILADELPHIA – Penn’s
men’s and women’s squash teams make their first-ever trip down 33rd street on Wednesday
when the Quakers visit neighboring Drexel at the Kline and Specter Squash
Courts. The women will begin at 5 p.m. and the men will follow at 6 p.m.
This will be the first meeting all-time for the two women’s
programs – Drexel beginning just its second year of varsity competition. The No.
5 Quakers (2-0) come into the match on a high after dominating Bates and George
Washington in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 17, winning every single match in
straight sets against both opponents for matching 9-0 wins. They will face a
Drexel team ranked No. 23 after beginning the season ranked 32nd. The Dragons’
(1-2) most recent match was a Nov. 18 loss to No. 4 Princeton, 9-0, when the
Tigers swept each match in straight sets. Prior to that, Drexel defeated
Connecticut College, 8-1, on Nov. 17.
The men get started at 6 p.m. against a second-year Drexel
team it swept, 9-0, at the Ringe Courts last Nov. 30 in the first meeting all-time
between the two programs. The No. 14 Quakers (1-1) come in after a season opening
split on Nov. 17 in Washington, D.C. Penn took down Bates in a close match,
5-4, but fell to host George Washington, 5-4. The Red and Blue, led by senior
captain Danny Greenberg, will look to get back in the win column against the
No. 24 Dragons. The Drexel men (1-2) head into the match much like the women,
dominating a 9-0 win over Connecticut, but defeated by defending national
champion and current No. 1 Princeton, 9-0.