PHILADELPHIA – After back-to-back wins over the weekend in convincing fashion, the University of Pennsylvania men’s squash team will take on their first top-10 foe of the season on Tuesday when they face-off against city rival No. 9 Drexel.
The seventh-ranked Quakers started their season on the road over the weekend, picking up a 9-0 victory over No. 16 Navy on Friday, before heading south to No. 13 George Washington and walking away with an 8-1 win.
Drexel is off to an impressive start of their own. The Dragons have won all four of their matches to start the season, defeating No. 9 Franklin and Marshall, 8-1, Virginia, 9-0, Haverford, 9-0, and No. 22 Bowdoin, 8-1.
Drexel is led by squash royalty in Coach John White. White enters his fifth season at the helm of the Dragons squash program. The former top-ranked player in the world was one of the tour’s hardest hitters, once clocking a shot at a world-record 172 miles per hour.
Penn and Drexel have met four times prior to Tuesday night’s matchup. The Quakers have earned wins in each of the meetings – 7-2, 6-3, 9-0, and 6-3.
The Quakers have won four consecutive home-openers, including a 9-0 sweep of Drexel in 2011.