PHILADELPHIA It is the last weekend of home matches for the seventh-ranked Penn men’s squash team before the Team Championships and Collegiate Squash Association (CSA) Individuals that are in late February. The Quakers have two important Ivy League matches, Harvard on Saturday at 1 p.m. followed by Dartmouth on Sunday at 11 a.m. all matches are at the Ringe Courts. The Quakers enter this weekend with a 6-4 with three top-ten teams left on the schedule.
No. 7 Penn vs. No. 5 Harvard
The first match of the weekend will pit the Quakers against the Crimson. The Crimson are 5-2 with losses from national powerhouse Trinity and Cornell. Harvard was just the second team this season that was not swept 9-0 by the Bantams, the other team being Bates. In last season’s match the Crimson defeated the Quakers 6-3 in Cambridge, Mass and this match should be equally as close.
No. 7 Penn vs. No. 8 Dartmouth
Penn will look to gain a win on Sunday when they host the Big Green. Dartmouth has been busy this season as it has played 16 matches over the winter, posting an 11-5 overall record and 1-3 in the Ivy. The Big Green’s sole Ivy win was its most recent match; a 9-0 win over Brown on Jan. 31. The Quakers defeated Brown on Dec. 7, 8-1.