PHILADELPHIA In a contest between two top teams, No. 2 Penn will matchup against No. 3 Trinity Saturday at noon at Penn’s Ringe Squash Courts. The Quakers (8-0) and the Bantams (7-0) both enter the match looking to end their opponent’s flawless record.
The teams have had four similar opponents thus far this season: Brown, Yale, Stanford and Williams. If past opponents are any indication of Saturday’s match, it is apparent it will be fight for the win. Both the Quakers and Bantams easily downed Brown, Stanford and Williams, while equally defeating Yale by a tight margin, 5-4.
Despite last season’s 7-2 win over Trinity, Saturday’s match figures to be much closer in large part because of the Bantams strong recruiting class. Three of the newcomers play in Trinity’s top-nine. Kristen Lange will face Nour Bahgat, one of the greenhorns, at the No. 1 spot.
In Penn’s last outing, the team cruised to an 8-1 win over No. 9 Williams. Emily Goodwin gave up only one point in her win at the No. 8 spot in the ladder. Goodwin, Lange, Tara Chawla, Annie Madeira and Alisha Turner all remain undefeated.