Men's Squash Opens Home Slate With 5-4 Win

PHILADELPHIA -After run away wins over the weekend, the University of Pennsylvania men's squash team showed that they can handle a close match, earning a 5-4 win over No. 9 Drexel on Tuesday night.

The seventh-ranked Quakers fell in the top three matches, but came away with the win, thanks to victories from the bottom of the ladder.

Hayes Murphy picked up a 3-0 win, dominating his final two games, 11-3 and 11-4. Murphy was the only win for Penn in the top five.

However, the Quakers got wins from their six, seven, eight, and nine players, all in 3-0 fashion to solidify the match. George Lemmon, Tyler Odell, and Jonathan Zeitels all gutted out sweeps.

It was Max Reed who put on the game of the day, earning a 3-2 win, with an impressive comeback. Reed found himself down 2-0 in games before winning 11-9, 11-8, and 2-1 in the tiebreaker. A crucial comeback in the 5-4 overall score.

The Quakers must wait 11 days before heading back onto the court for game action. They will take on Rochester on December 5 at 1 p.m.