Cambridge, Mass.- In thefinal day of the men's team championships,the University of Pennsylvania men's squash team ended the season with a 7-2 victory overCornell to finish the season rankedNo. 5 in the nation. It was the Quakers highest end-of-the season ranking in over ten years.
"I'm just delightedwith the result," said Head Coach Craig Thorpe-Clark. "The team played great. It was a great comeback after the loss to Princeton, to beat both Dartmouth and Cornell with scores of 7-2. It was a fitting end to the season. The team worked hard and played hard and it was a great result."
The Quakers had 3-0 wins at the first two positions, as Gilly Lane and Rich Repetto each swept their opponents to open the match. At the third position, Lee Rosen dropped a tough match, 3-1, while Jacob Himmelrich got the Quakers back on the winning track with a 3-0 sweep at No. 4. Ben Ende won his third match of the week in the team's victory, the only Quaker to do so, with a 3-0 defeat of his opponentin the fifth position. Spencer Kurn fell in the No.6 slot, 3-0. In the eighth spot, Eric Bardail won a tough battle for a 3-2 victory and Drew Crockett won at No. 8, 3-2.Graham Bassettwon the final point, 3-1, after losing the first set, at the No. 9 position.
The Quakers are next in action on March 5, 6 and 7 when they are in action at the Individual Championships at Dartmouth.
Penn 7, Cornell 2
Gilly Lane (P) def. Matt Serediak, 3-0
Rich Repetto (P) def. William Cheng, 3-0
Mike Delaney def. Lee Rosen (P), 3-1
Jacob Himmelrich (P) def. Ben Berstein, 3-0
Ben Ende (P) def. Matt Greenberg, 3-0
Rohit Gupta def. Spencer Kurn (P), 3-0
Eric Bardawil (P) def. Nick Raho, 3-2
Drew Crockett (P) def. Brad Mosier, 3-2
Graham Bassett(P) def. Omar Mangalji, 3-1