Squash teams squish Dickinson, F&M

The top-ranked men’s team and eighth-ranked women’s team both swept Dickinson and Franklin & Marshall on Sunday at the Penn Squash Center.

Seniors Aly Abou Eleinen and Andrew Douglas of the women’s and men’s squash team, respectively. (Images: Penn Athletics)

The No. 1-ranked men’s squash team and the No. 8-ranked women’s squash team made easy work of Dickinson and Franklin & Marshall on Sunday at the Penn Squash Center.

Led by three-time First-Team All-American Andrew Douglas, who played in the No. 1 slot, the men’s team defeated 26th-ranked Dickinson 9-0 on Sunday morning. Douglas, a senior, posted 11-8, 11-5, 11-7 wins over Nicolas Serna. The Quakers lost only two games out of 29 played.

Sunday afternoon, the Red & Blue filleted 15th-ranked Franklin & Marshall 9-0. Senior Aly Abou Eleinen played in the No. 1 slot and won his match 11-2, 11-4, 11-7 against Philadelphia native Tommy Fournaris. The Quakers did not lose a game to the Diplomats.

On Saturday, the men’s team defeated 24th-ranked Chatham 9-0 and 6th-ranked Drexel 9-0 at the Penn Squash Center. Across 36 weekend matches, the Quakers lost just seven games and stand at 4-0.

President Amy Gutmann and her husband Michael Doyle, a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia, converse with 2020 alumna and former All-American Jessica Davis at the Penn versus Drexel squash game on Saturday.

The 3-1 women’s team bounced back from a 4-5 loss to No. 6 Drexel on Saturday afternoon, and downed 17th-ranked Dickinson 9-0 on Sunday morning and 18th-ranked Franklin & Marshall 9-0 on Sunday afternoon.

Senior Jamila Abou El Enin, playing in the No. 1 slot, came from behind to defeat Dickinson’s Amna Fayyaz 11-7, 7-11, 2-11, 11-6, 11-3. In the No. 2 slot, junior Amina Abou El Enin, Jamila’s younger sister, won her match 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 over Courtney Trail.

Sophomore Yoshna Singh played in the No. 1 slot against Franklin & Marshall and won her match 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 over Audrey Berling. The women won all nine matches against the Diplomats without losing a single game.

The women’s and men’s teams take on Virginia (No. 9 women’s, No. 7 men’s) Stanford (No. 10 women’s), Williams (No. 12 women’s, No. 14 men’s), and Bates (No. 15 women’s, No. 22 men’s) this weekend at the Penn Squash Center.