PHILADELPHIA –University of Pennsylvania’s Head Coach of Squash, Jack Wyant, announced the Quakers’ 2015-16 men’s and women’s squash schedules on Tuesday.
The women – who finished a perfect 7-0 in the Ivy League a year ago to claim the Ancient Eight crown and finish the season ranked fourth in the country– begin their new season on the road, as they travel to take on George Washington on November 21 at 1 p.m. The Quakers will then travel back home to host Drexel on November 24 at 5 p.m. Penn will continue its brief home stand with contests against Williams and St. Lawrence on December 5-6. They will first take on the Ephs on the 5th at 6 p.m. and then the Saints the following day at 12 p.m.
The Quakers will start Ivy League play on January 9 with an away match against Harvard at 2:30 p.m. Following a quick turnaround, the Quakers will travel to Hanover, N.H. the following day to take on Dartmouth.
Penn will wrap up its non-conference schedule with back-to-back Saturday matches against Stanford and Trinity. The Quakers will host the Cardinal on January 16 at 1 p.m. before traveling to take on the Bantams on January 23.
The women will close out the season much the like the men, beginning with a home matchup against archrival Princeton on January 30 at 2:30 p.m. The Quakers will then host Brown and Yale on February 6 and 7, with both matches set for noon starts. Penn’s final home match of the season is against Columbia on February 12 at 5 p.m.
The Quakers will put a bow on the 2015-16 regular season with a road trip to Cornell on February 14 at 12 p.m. The College Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships will take place at Yale on February 26-28.
On the men’s side, Penn will compete in 15 contests, including eight matches on campus at the Ringe Squash Courts. The Quakers, who finished last season ranked seventh in the country, open up their new campaign on November 20 when they travel to take on Navy at 5 p.m. They continue their opening road trip with matches against George Washington and Georgetown the following day in Washington, D.C.
The Quakers will begin their home slate with a mid-week matchup against in-city rival, Drexel, on November 24 at 7 p.m. Following a brief hiatus due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Quakers will be back in action December 5 when they welcome Rochester (1 p.m.) and Williams (6 p.m.) to town. Penn will then battle St. Lawrence right back at the Ringe Courts on December 6 at 12 p.m.
The Quakers will begin Ivy League action on January 9 as they travel to Cambridge, Mass. to take on Harvard at 12 p.m. They then head up to Hanover, N.H. for a date with Dartmouth on January 10 at 11 a.m.
Penn begins another four-game home stretch on January 30 when Princeton visits for a noon matchup. The Quakers will then welcome Brown and Yale to Philadelphia with noon matchups on February 6 and February 7. Coach Wyant’s squad will play their final home match of the season against Columbia on February 12 at 7 p.m.
The Quakers wrap up the 2015-16 regular season with a road trip to Cornell on February 14 at 12 p.m. The CSA Team Championships are set to take place at Yale on February 19-21.