PHILADELPHIA The University of Pennsylvania men’s squash team opened its season with a 9-0 win over Cornell on Nov. 18 and for the Quakers that has been their only match in the young season. So needless to say, Penn (1-0, 1-0 Ivy) is chomping at the bit to get back on the court and for added incentive, the Quakers face No. 4 Yale (0-0, 0-0 Ivy) Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Red and Blue are looking for revenge on the Bulldogs, who beat them by the slimmest of margins last season with a 5-4 at Ringe Courts. Penn was one win away from pulling off the upset of the No. 4-ranked Elis. With the score knotted at 4-4, Spencer Kurn and Ho Ming Chiu looked horns in an epic match that went the full five games. Unfortunately, Kurn could not come out on top in a marathon 3-2 (9-3, 4-9, 9-4, 1-9, 9-6) match.
Penn will then face No. 11 Brown Sunday at 1 p.m. The Bears (0-1, 0-1 Ivy) lost to Harvard, 9-0, in their only match of the season.
Last year, the Quakers bounced back from their tough loss to Yale to shutout Brown. Penn won eight of nine flights by a 3-0 count.