In his opening Round of 64 match, McGuinnness played every game tight, but could not pick up the victory, dropping his opening match 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-7).
Dropping down to the consolation bracket, McGuinness had to quickly forget about his earlier match and rebound second match at 1:30. McGuinness showed his mental toughness, coming back strong with a three-game victory in his consolation match-up. He came out of the gates strong, taking the first game 11-3. He then took the second and third games by scores of 11-6 and 11-8 to advance to the consolation quarterfinals.
His consolation quarterfinal match will again be a matchup of relative unknowns this season. If McGuinness wins his first match against Gross, he will then advance to the consolation semi-finals of the Molloy Division tomorrow evening at 6:30.