PHILADELPHIA - Going up against a team that has not been defeated since Y2K was a looming specter, the Penn men's squash team knew that they had little to lose. Unfortunately for them, history was not made Friday night as the Quakers fell to Trinity, 9-0. The Quakers dropped to 5-4 while the Bantams improved to 9-0, sights set on a ninth consecutive undefeated season.
Senior co-captain Ryan Rayfield earned the only game victory of the night for Penn as he won the second game of his match from the No. 8 position. He would eventually fall in four games, though. The other senior co-captain, Lee Rosen, was the next-closest to taking a game as he rallied from an 8-3 deficit in the third game of his No. 1 match to take a 9-8 lead. He would end up falling 10-9, though, and dropped the match 3-0.
All of the other Quakers fell in their matches 3-0.
"We knew we were in good company tonight," said head coach Craig Thorpe-Clark. "But I think most of the guys took some good things out of playing such high competition."
The Quakers are next in action on Tuesday when they face Franklin and Marshall in a makeup of a postponed match from last month. The two teams will take the courts at Ringe at 6 p.m.