Men's Squash Readies for Yale and Brown

PHILADELPHIA - After gaining the season's first win on Wednesday, the men's squash team looks to claim two more matches from Ivy foes Yale and Brown when they host the Bulldogs Saturday at 11 a.m. and the Bears Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Ringe Squash Courts.

The Quakers (1-2) come off an 8-1 win over Franklin and Marshall in the mid-week matchup. Penn had four of its nine win their matches 3-0, while senior Mark Froot and sophomore Trevor McGuinness captured their wins in five-game dogfights.

On Saturday, the Red and Blue look to avenge last year's 8-1 and 7-2 losses to Yale. Froot had Penn's sole win in the early 2008-09 season contest, while McGuinnes earned a victory against the Bulldogs in the CSA Team Championships.

With a two week hiatus since their last match, Yale (1-0) hopes to build upon their early season success. The Bulldogs placed first in the Ivy Scrimmages, taking a 6-3 win over Princeton and sweeping both Brown and Dartmouth. Most recently, the bulldogs defeated Williams College 9-0 on Nov. 20.

Like Penn, Brown will have to recover quickly from their Saturday match (Princeton) to turn right around and play Sunday. In their only contest so far, the Bears (0-1) fell to Harvard 9-0 before the Thanksgiving holiday. Last year, Penn won 8-1 on Brown's home courts, with Froot, McGuinness, Thomas Mattsson, and Porter Drake winning their matches in the top four spots.

Following this weekend, the Quakers do not compete again until their match Navy on Jan. 13.