Men's Squash Falls to Western Ontario, 5-4, and Cornell, 9-0

ITHACA, N.Y. - In Penn's first matches of the season, the Quakers dropped a tough battle to Western Ontario, 5-4, then had to turn right around to face Ivy foe Cornell with little rest. The Big Red swept Penn, taking all nine points on their home courts in Ithaca, N.Y. Saturday.

Western Ontario nabbed the first two matches from sophomore Thomas Mattsson and freshman Dan Greenberg at the top of the ladder, 3-1 each, before senior captain Mark Froot captured the first victory of the season for Penn. Taking the first game, then alternating the wins from there, Froot defeated Ryan Herden in five games. Junior Porter Drake won his match in the No. 6 spot, 3-0, but Western sealed the team victory when Joel Rothwell defeated sophomore Akhilesh Nayak for a 5-2 advantage. Rounding out the bottom of the ladder, freshman Zuhaib Mohiuddin, sophomore Brooks Russell, and senior Christopher Thompson swept their opponents.

Just hours later, Penn had to try and regroup, facing Cornell in an important Ivy League contest. Drake and sophomore Trevor McGuinness forced their opponents into five games each, but the Big Red captured all wins, top to bottom.

Penn returns to action Wednesday December 2nd, hosting Franklin and Marshall at 7 p.m. at the Ringe Squash Courts.

Western Ontario Results:
No. 1 Brian Hong (W) def. Thomas Mattsson (P), 3-1 (11-8, 11-3, 10-12, 11-6)
No. 2 Strachan Jarvis (W) def. Dan Greenberg (P), 3-1 (11-9, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6)
No. 3 Mark Froot (P) def. Ryan Herden (W), 3-2 (15-13, 10-12, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9)
No. 4 Kimesh Chetty (W) def. Trevor McGuinness (P), 3-1 (11-9, 11-3, 5-11, 11-7)
No. 5 Yeshale Chetty (W) def. James Clark (P), 3-2 (10-12, 11-6, 11-4, 9-11, 12-10)
No. 6 Porter Drake (P) def. Andrew Silvestri (W), 3-0 (11-7, 11-8, 11-4)
No. 7 Joel Rothwell (W) def. Akhilesh Nayak (P), 3-1 (5-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-8)
No. 8 Zuhaib Mohiuddin (P) def. Tashlin Reddy (W), 3-1 (11-9, 4-11, 11-9, 11-8)
No. 9 Brooks Russell (P) def. Rafik Bhaloo (W), 3-2 (8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-8)
No. 10 Christopher Thompson (P) def. Bruce Burrowes (W), 3-1 (11-7, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8)


Cornell Results:
No. 1 Alex Domenick (C) def. Thomas Mattsson (P), 3-1 (8-11,11-7,11-5,11-8)
No. 2 Thomas Spettigue (C) def. Dan Greenberg (P), 3-0 (11-8,11-3,11-3)
No. 3 Chris Sachvie (C) def. Mark Froot (P), 3-0 (11-4,11-7,11-4)
No. 4 Will Hartigan (C) def. Trevor McGuinness (P), 3-2 (6-11,11-9,11-9,8-11,15-13)
No. 5 Arjun Gupta (C) def. James Clark (P), 3-0 (11-4,11-5,11-9)
No. 6 Rishi Jalan (C) def. Porter Drake (P), 3-2 (11-9,6-11,11-4,11-13,13-11)
No. 7 Amar Gupta (C) def. Akhilesh Nayak (P), 3-0 (11-5,11-9,11-5)
No. 8 McKay Claghorn (C) def. Zuhaib Mohiuddin (P), 3-0 (11-6,11-8,11-8)
No. 9 Owen Butler (C) def. Brooks Russell (P), 3-0 (11-1,11-9,11-9)