PHILADELPHIA -Looking to right the ship after a tough loss to No. 1 Trinity last Saturday, the University of Pennsylvania men's squash team will take on Princeton Saturday at the Ringe Squash Courts.
Princeton sits at No. 11 in the College Squash Association rankings, holding a 2-6 record. The Tigers have struggled mightly away from home, losing all four contests away from the Jadwin Squash Courts. They are riding a four game losing streak overall that has seen them lose back-to-back Ivy matches against Dartmouth and Harvard. Princeton has only won 5 individual matches in the last four team outings and is coming off a shutout at the hands of Harvard.
Penn has been stellar on its home court this season, posting a spotless record and defeating two top-four teams in the process. The Quakers are coming off a rough, 8-1 loss to No. 1 Trinity last weekend, but still hold the second spot in the CSA rankings.
A big difference this season has been the men's ability to win the close matches. In 2014-15 they were 0-3 in matches decided by 5-4 scores. This season, the Quakers are 3-0 in those matches, with wins over Drexel, St. Lawrence, and Dartmouth.
Penn's Jonathan Zeitels is the only player left on the roster to not experience defeat in an official match. Zeitels sits at 8-0 on the season when competing in the top-9 spots.
The match is set for a noon start on Saturday and will be followed by the women's contest at 2:30 p.m.