LANCASTER, Pa. The Penn men’s squash team extended its winning streak to four as the Quakers defeated Franklin and Marshall, 7-2, Wednesday evening at the Diplomats’ Mayser Center. At the No. 1 spot of the ladder, Freshman Thomas Mattsson traded games with F&M’s Nadav Tannen, 9-3, 6-9, 9-5, 6-9, before Mattsson claimed the fifth and final game, 9-5.
Penn’s Trevor McGuinness easily handed Chris Gagnier a loss in the No. 4 spot. McGuinness surrendered seven points, including just three points in the last two games. In addition, the bottom of the ladder was strong for Penn all matches in spots five thru nine ended in three straight games.
Penn has five matches left on the regular-season schedule and all teams are in the top-eight of the CSA poll. First-up is national powerhouse and defending national champion, No. 1 Trinity this Saturday. The Bantams have not lost a single individual match in their six matches this season.
Penn def. Franklin & Marshall (7-2)
No. 1 Thomas Mattsson (PENN) def. Nadav Tannen (9-3, 6-9, 9-5, 6-9, 9-5)
No. 2 Gabriel de Melo (F&M) def. Mark Froot (9-5, 9-0, retired)
No. 3 Sadiq Madraswala (F&M) def James Clark (9-7, 10-8, 9-5)
No. 4 Trevor McGuinness (PENN) def. Chris Gagnier (9-4, 9-2, 9-1)
No. 5 Joey Raho (PENN) def. Shane Slater (9-7, 9-4, 9-3)
No. 6 Porter Drake (PENN) def. Ry Hawley (9-7, 9-6, 9-8)
No. 7 Bobby Dickey (PENN) def. Zarir Aibara (9-3, 9-3, 9-5)
No. 8 Parker Justi (PENN) def. Ben Lurio (9-5, 9-6, 9-2)
No. 9 William Browne (PENN) def. Patrick Pasquariello (9-4, 9-5, 9-5)