PHILADELPHIA - Following
a standout season in which he went 10-9, playing solely at the No. 1 position
on the ladder, senior captain Thomas Mattsson has been named a second-team
All-American. Mattsson finished the season as the 19th-ranked player in the
country. He becomes the first men's player at Penn to earn All-America honors
since the 2006-07 season when Gilly Lane (first-team) and Lee Rosen
(Second-team) both achieved that distinction.
During the team portion of the season, Mattsson compiled an
8-7 record at No. 1, including two victories at the team championships, leading
his team to the Hoehn Cup Championship. He also went 2-5 in Ivy League play,
earning first-team All-Ivy honors.
In the individual championships, Mattsson dropped a
hard-fought five-game match to start but rebounded with wins over Christopher
Hanson (Dartmouth), by default, and Thomas Spettigue (Cornell), in four games,
before falling in the first-round consolation semifinals. Both players that he
posted wins over in the individual championships were also named All-Americans.
Mattsson finishes his Penn career with 24 total victories.
In addition to this accolade, Mattsson was also named CSA Player of the Week
back in December after wins over Navy and Williams. He was also recently
honored as the team's MVP during the banquet and was named an Academic All-Ivy
selection during winter season.