PHILADELPHIA – December was a monumental month for the University of Pennsylvania men’s squash team. The Quakers took down the No. 3 and 4 teams in the nation and climbed to the No. 2 spot. They are 6-0 for the first time since 1985-86. None of that will matter this weekend when they take on No. 6 Harvard in their first Ivy League match of the season on Saturday.
Harvard is a team with a lot to prove after they dropped out of the second spot with a loss to Dartmouth. The loss was their first season-opening loss since 1977 and their first ever loss to the Big Green in 74 contests.
The Crimson have dominated the series with Penn, holding a 72-2 record with wins in their last 35 tries. The Quakers are poised to snap that streak, as they look to continue to hot start.
It won’t get any easier for Penn as they continue their road trip with No. 7 Dartmouth on Sunday. Penn got the best of the Big Green last season, earning a 7-2 victory.