PHILADELPHIA – Following a 7-2 victory over No. 8 Dartmouth Saturday afternoon, the 11th ranked University of Pennsylvania men’s squash team fell to No. 5 Harvard, 7-2, Sunday afternoon inside the Ringe Squash Courts.
The Quakers (5-2, 1-1 Ivy) played well in their second match in as many days, but it wasn’t enough to keep pace with the defending national champion Crimson (3-2, 3-0 Ivy).
Freshman Anders Larson picked up Penn’s first individual victory winning in four games – 11-7,5-11,13-11,13-11. Fellow classmate Marwan Mahmoud rallied after trailing 2-1, to pick up a 3-2 victory – 11-6, 6-11,8-11,11-9,11-8 – in the No. 1 position for the Red and Blue.
Several other matches were close as junior Augie Frank fell in four games, and freshman Hayes Murphy competed in a five game back-and-forth match at the No. 3 position to close out the afternoon.
After a challenging weekend, the schedule remains tough for the Quakers this upcoming week, as they host No. 2 Trinity (7-0)Wednesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m.