"Both teams are looking forward to Wednesday's matches versus F&M," said Penn's Head Coach of Squash, Jack Wyant. "They are an improving program and we expect a tough contest, especially on the men's side".
Indeed, the men's match figures to be an intriguing affair. Penn opened the season on November 20 with a 5-4 loss to Cornell. The Franklin & Marshall men also fell to Cornell this season 5-4, and have also lost to Princeton (8-1) and defeated Hobart (9-0). The Quakers enter Wednesday's match with the No. 9 ranking in the latest College Squash Association poll, with F&M right behind them at No. 10.
On the women's side, fifth-ranked Penn is playing just its second match this season after a 9-0 win over Cornell on November 20. The Diplomat women, meanwhile, are ranked 18th in the most recent poll and have been swept this season by both the Big Red and Princeton.
Wednesday night's matches will be the first of four that the Penn teams will play away from Philadelphia this week. On Saturday, the teams will be in New Haven, Conn., to play Yale and Bates, and on Sunday the Quakers will be in Providence to face Brown in another Ivy League match.