PHILADELPHIA - When the season began, the the University of Pennsylvania men's squash team was ranked seventh. Six wins, including two over top-four opponents later and the Quakers find themselves as the No. 2 team in the country.
Penn made a statement with a 6-3 upset win over No.4 Rochester on Dec. 5. That statement that was heard loud and clear the next day when the Quakers defeated No. 3 St. Lawrence, 5-4.
Penn is 6-0 for the first time since 1985-86. They will need to win four more games without a loss to match that team's 10-0 mark for the best start in program history.
The schedule doesn't get any easier for the Quakers as Ivy League play begins. They will head to Cambridge, Mass. to take on No. 6 Harvard coming out of the break on January 9. Harvard was the second-ranked team in the polls when the season began, but after a loss to Dartmouth the Crimson have fallen to six.
A day later, Penn will face off against No. 7 Dartmouth in another road contest.