Men's Squash Splits Season Openers at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. - The Penn men's squash teams split a pair of matches Saturday, defeating Cornell 7-2 in the day's first matchbefore falling to Western Ontario 3-6. It was the season debut for the Quakers.

Penn (1-1) defeated the Big Red (0-1) in the day's early match behind the performance of its top three players. Gilly Lane was a 3-0 winner at No. 1, Lee Rosen a 3-2 winner at No. 2, and Ben Ende a 3-0 winner at No. 3. Spencer Kurn (3-1 atNo. 5), Will Simonton (3-2 at No. 6), Graham Bassett (3-1 at No. 7) and Andrew Zimmerman (3-0 at No. 8) were also winners over Cornell.

"It was a really good win for us," said Head Coach Craig Thorpe-Clark. "For us to win 7-2, it's a very good resulton the road."

In the second match of the day, Penn dropped a 3-6 decision to Western Ontario. Lane and Bassett were both 3-2 winners while Zimmerman provided the third point with a 3-1 win.

Penn returns to action on Dec. 3 it its home opener against Yale.

Full Results - Penn 7, Cornell 2

1. Gilly Lane (P) def. William Cheng, 3-0 (9-6, 9-1, 9-7)
2. Lee Rosen (P) def. Matt Greenburg, 3-2 (9-1, 9-3, 9-10, 1-9, 9-1)
3. Ben Ende (P) def. Rohit Gupta, 3-0 (9-5, 9-6, 9-2)
4.Matthew Serediak (C) def. Jacob Himmelrich, 3-0 (9-0, 9-5, 9-4)
5. Spencer Kurn (P) def.Ben Bernstein, 3-1 (9-5, 7-9, 9-7, 9-1)
6. Will Simonton (P) def. Nick Raho,3-2 (9-1, 5-9, 5-9, 9-7, 9-2)
7. Graham Bassett (P) def.Dillon Aldrich, 3-1(7-9, 9-6, 9-5, 9-0)
8. Andrew Zimmerman (P) def.Ben Stokes, 3-0 (9-5, 9-7, 10-9)
9.James Mosier (C) def. Sam Peelle, 3-0(9-5, 9-6, 9-3)

Western Ontario 6, Penn 3

1. Gilly Lane (P) def. I Crozier, 3-0 (9-5, 9-3, 9-0)
2. G Hutner (WO) def. Lee Rosen, 3-1 (1-9, 9-2, 9-8, 9-2)
3. A Janzic (WO) def. Ben Ende, 3-0 (10-8, 9-4, 9-1)
4. M Auer (WO) def. Jacob Himmelrich, 3-0 (9-7, 9-0, 9-2)
5. A Carter (WO) def. Spencer Kurn, 3-0 (9-5, 9-6, 9-5)
6. C Hanebury (WO) def. Will Simonton, 3-0 (9-4, 9-1, 9-4)
7. Graham Bassett (P) def. T Parrington, 3-2 (5-9, 7-9, 9-4, 9-7, 9-3)
8. Andrew Zimmerman (P) def. M Ridgeway, 3-1 (6-9, 9-5, 10-9, 9-5)
9. R Forster (WO) def. Sam Peelle, 3-0 (9-4, 9-5, 9-7)
10. J Madruga (WO) def. Rahil Shah, 3-0 (9-3, 9-5, 9-2)

Written by Tim Flynn, athletic communications assistant.