PHILADELPHIA -In the final home match of the season, the University of Pennsylvania men's squash team dropped a 5-4 decision to No. 7 Columbia on Friday night. The loss is the Quakers first by a 5-4 score this season, starting the year 3-0 in 5-4 matches.
George Lemmon put the Quakers on the board first when he quickly closed out a 3-0 win. Lemmon's win is his fourth in a row and gives him 11 wins for the year.
Down 2-1, Jonathan Zeitels continued his spotless season with a 3-0 win in the nine spot and again knotted things up.
Columbia would take another brief lead, before Max Reed ran through his opponent, 3-0, tying things up once again.
Derek Hsue kept the Quakers hopes alive with a comeback win after he trailed 2-1 in games. Hsue won his final two games 11-8 and 11-7.
However, it wasn't meant to be for Penn on Friday night, as Columbia took the final match and closed out a 5-4 win.
Penn will travel to Ithaca on Sunday to close out its season against Cornell at noon.