NEW HAVEN, CONN. -In the first round of the CSA Team Championships, the University of Pennsylvania men's squash team fell to No. 4 Rochester, 8-1 on Friday. The loss eliminates the Quakers from national title contention, but they can still improve upon last season's seventh place finish.
Trying to recreate their early season success against the YellowJackets, the Quakers went down 4-0 after the first shift and couldn't climb out of the hole, losing their fourth consecutive match.
Penn's lone point came from junior George Lemmon, who earned his first-ever win at the CSA Team Championships. Lemmon gutted out a five-game win, outworking his opponent 11-4 in the decisive game.
Max Reed and James Watson also played five-game matches, but could not come up with crucial third wins, despite leading 2-1 after three games.
The loss sets up a rematch with fellow Ivy Leaguers, Columbia on Saturday at 9 a.m. The Lions defeated the Quakers 5-4 on the final weekend of the regular season at the Ringe Squash Courts.