Boston, Mass. -- The University of Pennsylvania men's squash team fell to Princeton, 8-1, on Friday in the first round of the Team Championships.
Ben Ende had the lone win for the Quakers, defeating his opponent, 3-1, at the No. 5 position. The Red and Blue had close matches at other positions, but could not close out the victory.
"Princeton played very well today," said Head Coach Craig Thorpe-Clark. "They did not miss a beat. We had some close matches, and the tide really turned when Colby (Emerson) was hurt."
Emerson, playing at the No. 9 position, was leading his opponent two games to love when he was injured, forcing him to retire and lose the match. Four Quakers scored points against their Tiger opponents in the loss.
The Quakers will take on the winner of the Trinity/Dartmouth match on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the consolation bracket.
Princeton 8, Penn 1
Yasser El Halaby def. Gilly Lane (P), 3-0
Robert Hong def. Richard Repetto (P), 3-0
Michael Gilman def. Lee Rosen (P), 3-1
Preston Comey def. Jacob Himmelrich (P), 3-1
Ben Ende (P) def. Tom McKay, 3-1
Vincent Yu def. Spencer Kurn (P), 3-0
Parker Sutton def. Eric Bardawil (P), 3-1
Tim Callahan def. Drew Crockett (P), 3-2
Rob Siverd def. Colby Emerson (P), ret.