PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's squash team welcomed Columbia to Ringe Courts last weekend for an exhibition match won by the Quakers, 9-0. Columbia's program, still at the club level, will be upgraded to varsity next year, and Penn's head coach Jack Wyant saw the exhibition as a chance to "promote collegiate squash and begin a great rivalry between Penn and Columbia."
The match started out with wins from No. 9 Chloe Wynne (9-0, 9-1, 9-1), No. 6 Annie Madeira (9-0, 9-0, 9-0) and No. 3 Britt Hebden (9-2, 9-2, 9-1). They were followed by another set of three-game victories when No. 8 Elizabeth Kern (9-1, 9-2, 9-0), No. 5 Christina Matthias (9-3, 9-1, 9-4) and No. 2 Sydney Scott (9-0, 9-0, 9-2) gave the Quakers a 6-0 advantage in the match. The run of three-game sweeps was completed when No. 7 Emily Goodwin (9-0, 9-0, 9-0), No. 4 Tara Chawla (9-0, 9-1, 9-4) and No. 1 Kristen Lange (9-2, 9-2, 9-1) earned decisive victories.
The Quakers have now begun an extended break as they complete their fall semesters.The team hasa trip to South Africa planned for January 1-10. Check back to PennAthletics.com for more details on the team's itinerary. Their next regularly-scheduled matches are January 19 when they travel to face Williams and Amherst.