The Drexel men’s and women’s squash teams traveled to Princeton University Nov. 3 to face off against the Tigers.
The Dragons took on the No. 10 ranked men’s team and the No. 5 ranked women’s team after falling to Columbia University Lions Nov. 22, whose men and women’s teams are ranked No. 6 and No. 9 respectively. In that contest, the Columbia men’s team secured an 8-1 victory, while the Columbia women’s team won 7-2.
The Princeton men and women came into the match after both defeating Franklin & Marshall College 6-3 and 9-0 respectively.
The Dragons fell to the Tigers on both the men’s and women’s sides. Princeton remains undefeated against the Dragons, and the Drexel women remain winless against Ivy League schools in the program’s history. The men lost their match 6-3, while the women faced a 9-0 defeat.
Drexel’s Michael Thompson, Mark Kauf and Sebastian Dangond were all victorious in their matches. Sophomore Thompson defeated Princeton’s senior Taylor Tutrone in five games. Thompson prevailed in the fifth game with a score of 12-10. Junior Kauf also won his match in five games, facing off against Tiger Sam Ezratty. Kauf won the first two games of the match then rallied in the fifth game to secure a victory. Senior Dangond took on Princeton’s freshman Komron Shayegan. Dangond swept Shayegan and defeated him in three games.
The Tigers got four of their six wins in three games, sweeping the Dragons in those matches. The Drexel men’s team has not yet won versus Princeton.
The women dropped their match 9-0 against the No. 5-ranked Tigers. The Dragons were completely swept and could not win one game in all nine matches.
Drexel’s junior Laura Rahauser recorded the highest score in a game for the Dragons. She recorded seven points in a losing effort to Princeton’s Alex Lunt.
The Dragons hope to bounce back and secure a victory when they return to action in 2015 and take on the Dartmouth College Big Green at home Monday, Jan. 5.