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No. 5 Men's Squash Remains Undefeated in Ivy League, Handles No. 8 Penn, 7-2

Pictured: Eliot Buchanan picked up his first win of the season Saturday.
Photo courtesy: Gil Talbot Photography

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The fifth-ranked Harvard men's squash team snapped a two-match losing streak by topping No. 8 Penn, 7-2, Saturday afternoon at the Barnaby Courts.  The Crimson remains one of two undefeated teams in Ivy League play, improving to 4-0 in the Ancient Eight and 5-2 overall, while Penn falls to 5-5 and 1-4 in conference action.

Colin West and William Ahmed had 3-0 wins for the Crimson, with West claiming victory at the No. 1 position and Ahmed at the No. 8 spot.  West defeated Danny Greenberg, 11-4, 11-6, 11-3 in straight sets, while Ahmed took down Brooks Russell, 13-11, 11-5, 11-8.  At the No. 2 position, Harvard's Richard Hill handed Mark Froot a 3-1 loss, 11-2, 10-12, 11-8, 11-3. 

After falling in the first game to Trevor McGuinness at the No. 4 slot, 11-7, J. Reed Endresen grabbed the next three sets for the win, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7.  At the No. 5 position, Jason Michas cruised to a 3-1 victory, 11-3, 4-11, 11-7, 11-3, while Eliot Buchanan also earned a win for Harvard, coming at the No. 6 spot against Drake Porter, 11-4, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7.  The victory was Buchanan's first of the season.

The Crimson also won at the No. 9 position, as Alexander Ma outplayed William Browne in four sets, 11-13, 11-9, 12-10, 13-11.

Harvard returns to action Sunday, as the Crimson will welcome No. 4 Princeton in another Ivy League matchup at 2 p.m.

Complete Results
No. 5 Harvard 7, No. 8 Penn 2

No. 1 Colin West (H) def. Danny Greenberg (P) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 11-3
No. 2 Richard Hill (H) def. Mark Froot (P) 3-1: 11-2, 10-12, 11-8, 11-3
No. 3 Thomas Mattsson (P) def. Zeke Scherl (H) 3-2: 8-11, 11-9, 2-11, 12-10, 11-5
No. 4 J. Reed Endresen (H) def. Trevor McGuinness (P) 3-1: 7-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7
No. 5 Jason Michas (H) def. James Clark (P) 3-1: 11-3, 4-11, 11-7, 11-3
No. 6 Eliot Buchanan (H) def. Drake Porter (P) 3-1: 11-4, 9-11, 11-7, 11-7
No. 7 Zuhaib Mohiuddin (P) def. Franklin Cohen (H) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-9
No. 8 William Ahmed (H) def. Brooks Russell (P) 3-0: 13-11, 11-5, 11-8
No. 9 Alexander Ma (H) def. William Browne (P) 3-1: 11-13, 11-9, 12-10, 13-11
No. 10 Alex Lavoie (H) def. Akhilesh Nayak (P) 3-1: 3-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-8