Men's Squash Narrowly Falls to Yale, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - With the score tied at 4-4, Saturday's Penn men's squash match against Yale came down to the No. 4 flight match between Spencer Kurn and Ho Ming Chiu. Unfortunately, Kurn could not come out on top in a marathon 3-2 (9-3, 4-9, 9-4, 1-9, 9-6) match, and Penn fell, 5-4.

The No. 6 Quakers (1-2) were unable to complete what would have been an upset of No. 4 Yale (1-0) in front of a spirited crowd at Ringe Courts.

Penn got wins from Ben Ende at No. 3 (3-1;5-9, 9-0, 10-8, 9-7), Jacob Himmelrich at No. 5 (3-0;9-7 9-3 9-6), Andrew Zimmerman (3-0; 9-3 9-7 9-0), and Graham Bassett at No. 8, who came back from a 2-1 deficit to win 3-2 (9-10 9-8 9-10 9-4 9-4).

The tightly contested Ivy League match lasted nearly three-and-a-half hours.

Penn returns to action tomorrow morning when it takes on Brown at 11 a.m. at Ringe Courts.

Complete Results:

1. J.Illingworth (Y) def.Gilly Lane, 3-1 (1-9, 9-3, 9-1, 9-3)
2. N.Chirls (Y) def.Lee Rosen, 3-0 (9-7, 9-6, 9-6)
3.Ben.Ende (P) def. M.Safarty3-1 (5-9, 9-0, 10-8, 9-7)
4.H.Chiu (Y) def. Spencer Kurn, 3-2 (9-3, 4-9, 9-4, 1-9, 9-6)
5. Jacob Himmelrich (P) def. M.Samuel, 3-0(9-7, 9-3, 9-6)
6. Andrew Zimmerman (P) def. T.Rees, 3-0 (9-3, 9-7, 9-0).
7.A.Vinici(Y) def.Will Simonton, 3-2(9-1, 9-7, 5-9, 4-9, 9-5)
8. Graham Bassett (P) def. A.Tilton, 3-2 (9-10, 9-8, 9-10, 9-4, 9-4).
9. F.Johnston (Y) def. Parker Justi, 3-0 (9-1, 9-0, 9-0)
10.B.Hatch (Y)def. Bobby Dickey, 3-30 (9-2, 9-3, 9-1).