PHILADELPHIA -Sunday's match with Yale had a lot of Ivy League Championship implications for the University of Pennsylvania men's squash team, but the Quakers were unable to work their way back from an early decifict and fell, 6-3.
Penn found itself down 3-0 after the first shift, with Yale taking the wins in four games twice and one in three.
George Lemmon kept the Quakers alive during the second shift, working a fast 3-0 triumph. Lemmon set the tone with his first game, winning 11-0.
Yale would capture the next match, making it 4-1, but Max Reed worked a four-game win to bring the match to 4-2.
Penn then saw the next two matches go to a deciding fifth game which the Bulldogs were able to come away with, clinching the day.
Marwan Mahmoud took center court with the match already decided and gutted out a 3-2 win in the top spot for Penn. Mahmoud won the first game 16-14, before an 11-8 decision saw him take a commanding 2-0 lead. The Egyptian would lose the next two games, but take the final game 12-10 for a 6-3 final score.
Penn will close out its home slate on Friday against Columbia.