Men's Squash Falls to Harvard, 6-3

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Penn men's squash team split the final weekend of the regular season, fallingto Harvard Saturday, 6-3 before rebounding to beat Dartmouth, 7-2.

Senior co-captain Ryan Rayfield gave the Quakers their first victory of the weekend at Harvard, winning at No. 9, 3-0 (9-5, 9-6, 9-3). Harvard was able to take an early 2-1 lead, though, as No. 6 Joey Raho fell 3-0 (5-9, 6-9, 3-9), and No. 3 Mark Froot could not complete a great comeback, falling 3-2 (6-9, 8-10, 9-7, 9-4, 6-9).

The Quakers evened the score in the second round of matches. No. 8 Parker Justi quickly slammed the door shut on a 3-0 victory, winning 9-6, 9-0, 9-2. James Clark did the same at No. 5, winning 10-8, 10-8, 9-1.

That would be as close as the Quakers would come, though, as No. 7 Andrew Zimmerman, No. 4 Porter Drake and No. 1 Lee Rosen all dropped hard-fought matches.

After the tough loss, the Quakers traveled on to Hanover, N.H., where they took on Dartmouth. There, they got off to a strong 3-0 start when No. 9 Ryan Rayfield won 3-0 (9-3. 9-4, 9-4), No. 6 Joey Raho pulled out a 3-2 victory (3-9, 9-7, 5-9, 9-1, 9-3) and No. 3 Mark Froot did the same (4-9, 10-9, 9-2, 4-9, 9-6).

James Clark won at No. 5, 3-0 (9-5, 10-8, 9-3), putting the Quakers within a victory of taking the match. No. 2 Spencer Kurn and No. 8 Parker Justi couldn't pull out wins, though, and the match was still undecided heading into the final three contests of the day.

No. 7 Andrew Zimmerman made sure that didn't remain the case, though, as he won his match, 3-1, to clinch the victory for Penn (9-6, 9-1, 0-9, 9-6). To top it off, No. 4 Porter Drake won in straight sets (9-4, 9-0, 9-4) and senior co-captain Lee Rosen did the same at No. 1 (9-6, 9-0, 9-2).

RESULTS

HARVARD

1. Colin West def. Lee Rosen, 3-1 (9-0, 3-9, 9-1, 9-1)

2. Richard Hill def. Spencer Kurn, 3-1 (9-7, 9-0, 3-9, 9-4)

3. Verdi Di Sesa def Mark Froot, 3-2 (9-6, 10-8, 7-9, 4-9, 9-6)

4. Eliot Buchanon def. Porter Drake, 3-1 (9-5, 9-1, 4-9, 9-0)

5. James Clark def. Nicholas Hrdy, 3-0 (10-8, 10-8, 9-1)

6. J. Reed Endresen def. Joey Raho, 3-0 (0-5, 9-6, 9-3)

7. Franklin Cohen def. Andrew Zimmerman, 3-2 (9-4, 7-9, 10-8, 1-9, 10-8)

8. Parker Justi def. Alastair Smith, 3-0 (9-6, 9-0, 9-2)

9. Ryan Rayfield def. Edward Reeves, 3-0 (9-5, 9-6, 9-3)

10. William Brown def. Cher Heang Low, 3-0 (9-5, 9-1, 9-7)

DARTMOUTH

1. Lee Rosen def. Andrew Boumford, 3-0 (9-6, 9-0, 9-2)

2. Edward Newhouse def. Spencer Kurn, 3-1 (6-9, 10-9, 10-8, 10-8)

3. Mark Froot def. Adam King, 3-2 (4-9, 10-9, 9-2, 4-9, 9-6)

4. Porter Drake def. Mike Lewis, 3-0 (9-4, 9-0, 9-4)

5. James Clark def. Michael Schrubb, 3-0 (9-5, 10-8, 9-3)

6. Joey Raho def. Daniel Wagman, 3-2 (3-9, 9-7, 5-9, 9-1, 9-3)

7. Andrew Zimmerman def. Stephen Preefer, 3-1 (9-6, 9-1, 0-9, 9-6)

8. Tyler Young def. Parker Justi, 3-1 (7-9, 9-0, 9-6, 9-5)

9. Ryan Rayfield def. Ted Schroeder, 3-0 (9-3, 9-4, 9-4)

10. William Brown def. Samir Mehta, 3-0 (9-3, 9-3, 9-1)