PHILADELPHIA In its last match of the season the seventh-ranked Penn men’s squash team will travel to upstate New York to play No. 6 Rochester Saturday at noon.
The Quakers are currently 7-5 after their final home matches of the season. In two exciting Ivy matches at Ringe Courts, the Red and Blue fell to Harvard, 5-4, on Saturday followed by a 5-4 win over Dartmouth on Sunday both contests were decided in the final match of the game.
The up-and-coming Rochester team is a new addition to the squash elite with several international recruits on the roster. Led by sixth-ranked Jim Bristow from England, the Yellow Jackets have three players in the Collegiate Squash Associations’ top-twenty in addition to Bristow, Hameed Ahmed of Finland and Will Newnham of England sit at No. 12 and No. 17 respectively.
The last time the two teams met on the court was on Jan. 31, 2004 when the Quakers downed the Yellow Jackets, 8-1. With the Rochester team much improved, this match should prove to be an exciting, close contest.