PHILADELPHIA -In an effort that put it one step closer to clinching its first Ivy League title since 1974, the University of Pennsylvania men's squash team breezed by Brown on Saturday afternoon.
The Quakers picked up wins at all nine spots on the ladder, with only two players needing more than three games to clinch wins.
Marwan Mahmoud was victorious in the top spot for Penn. Mahmoud dropped the first game, but bounced back to take the next three in convincing fashion for a 3-1 win.
Hayes Murphy played a tight match in the second slot for the Quakers, needing 12 points to win his first game, and then taking an 11-9 decision in the second, before he blew his opponent away in the final game, 11-5.
Karim Hussein had little trouble earning another point for Penn, winning all three games without surrending more than five points in any one.
Derek Hsue required four games to pick up his point, but did so in tight fashion, winning his final game 14-12.
James Watson found little resistance in his 3-0 win. Watson rolled right along, winning 11-4, 11-7, and 11-3.
George Lemmon continued his streak of great play with a 3-0 win. He won his final game 11-2.
Tyler Odell was in the seventh position for Penn and worked a three-game win. He needed 12 points to close out the final game.
Jonathan Zeitels also needed 12 points to finish off his opponent, but he did so in the third game.
Finally, Augie Frank picked up his second win of the season on the ladder with a 3-0 win. Frank won the final game 11-2.
Penn is back at it on Sunday in a crucial matchup with No. 4 Yale. The Bulldogs are undefeated in the Ivy League this season and with a win, Penn would need just two more wins over Cornell and Columbia to take a share of the Ivy League title.