Ninth-ranked Penn's only win came at No. 8 on the ladder, where William Browne defeated Pat Cunningham in straight games. Dan Greenberg battled to five games with F&M's Guillherme de Melo at the No. 2 spot, but lost Game 4 (11-9) and Game 5 (13-11). Zuhaib Mohiuddin also held a 2-1 lead at No. 4 but could not close it out, falling 11-9 in the fourth game and 11-5 in the fifth.
Penn will return to action this weekend in New England. The Quakers are slated to face second-ranked Yale and 12th-ranked Bates on Saturday in New Haven, Conn., then face No. 14 Brown Sunday in Providence, R.I.
Franklin & Marshall 8, Penn 1
1 - Gabriel de Melo (F&M) def. Thomas Mattsson (P), 3-1
2 - Guillherme de Melo (F&M) def. Dan Greenberg (P), 3-2
3 - Mauricio MunezSedano (F&M) def. James Clark (P), 3-0
4 - Sujat Barua (F&M) def. Zuhaib Mohiuddin (P), 3-2
5 - Juan Diego Lopez (F&M) def. Trevor McGuinness (P), 3-1
6 - Justin Singh (F&M) def. Justin Ang (P), 3-1
7 - Nadav Tannen (F&M) def. Porter Drake (P), 3-0
8 - William Browne (P) def. Pat Cunningham (F&M), 3-0
9 - Aadit Zaveri (F&M) def. John Dudzik (P), 3-0