PHILADELPHIA The No. 7 Penn men’s squash team has a strong schedule standing between it and the end of the regular season, with all five opponents ranked in the top eight of the CSA poll. The second half of the schedule will serve as good preparation for the team championships and CSA Individuals that will take place in late February.
First on the list will be national powerhouse Trinity on Saturday, who is currently No. 1. The match is set for noon at Trinity’s George A. Kellner Squash Center. The Bantams hold the longest collegiate winning-streak in history, 189 games, which dates back to a loss to Harvard in February of 1998. Trinity’s top five players are all ranked in the CSA top ten including Baset Chaudhry and Gustav Detter who are ranked No. 1 and 2, respectively.
The Quakers (6-2) are currently riding a four-game winning streak that includes Brown (8-1), Amherst (9-0), Williams (6-3) and Franklin & Marshall (7-2). Since the New Year, freshman Thomas Mattsson has taken the reigns of the No.1 spot of the ladder and is undefeated in his three matches at the top. Mattsson, Porter Drake and Bobby Dickey have not lost a match during the Red and Blue’s current streak.