AMHERST, Mass. - Junior Dan Greenberg saw his Molloy Division run come to end just one match shy of the ultimate finish line on Sunday, falling in the semifinals during his first match of the morning. After he had run off three straight wins to get to this position, Greenberg won the first game for the fourth consecutive match of his weekend, but would eventually fall in four games.
In the first game, Greenberg took the early lead with an 11-9 win in the opening game. However, No. 3 Omar Sobhy (George Washington) would come back in the second game with an 11-4 win, tying the match at one-all. Sobhy then went up after the third game, winning 11-7 and he would then replicate that score in the fourth to advance to the finals where he would eventually lose to Vishrab Kotian (Trinity) in three games.
Despite the loss, Greenberg went 3-1 this weekend. He finishes the season with 10 victories, which nearly doubles the amount that he had in his first two seasons at Penn. This was also the second time in his three seasons that Greenberg made it to the semifinals of the Molloy Division. He also advanced to this round as a freshman, but did not compete in the individual championships as a sophomore.
Full Weekend Results
#12 Thomas Mattsson (2-2)
Round of 32: Lost
vs. #21 Richard Dodd (Yale) (3-2), 8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-1
1st Rd. Cons: Won by default vs. #5 Christopher Hanson (Dartmouth), def.
1st Rd. Cons Quarterfinals: Won vs. #19 Thomas Spettigue (Cornell) (3-1), 11-4, 4-11, 11-5, 11-3
1st Rd. Cons Semi: vs. Christopher Callis (Princeton) (3-1), 11-7, 10-12, 11-4, 11-7
Dan Greenberg (3-1)
Round of 64:
Received a bye
Round of 32: Won vs. Oscar Lopez (Rochester) (3-1), 13-11, 11-4, 7-11, 11-8
Round of 16: Won vs. Andrew McGuinness (Navy) (3-0), 12-10, 11-9, 11-6
Quarterfinals: Won vs. #2 Clay Blackiston (Princeton) (3-1), 12-10, 11-6, 10-12, 11-7
Semifinals: Lost vs. #3 Omar Sobhy (George Washington) (3-1), 9-11, 11-4, 11-7, 11-7