PHILADELPHIA – Kyle Mautner of the University of Pennsylvania men’s tennis team capped off his stellar freshman season by being named First-Team All-Ivy on Thursday afternoon. It is the Quakers’ first all-conference performer since 2012 (Jeremy Court).
Mautner made quite the debut in his first season in the Red and Blue, playing every match at No. 1 singles. The Connecticut native went 11-11 this spring against some of the best players in the nation, including six players currently slotted in the ITA rankings. Amongst the notable victories were wins over fellow All-Ivy first teamers, No. 88 Dovydas Sakinis (Dartmouth) and Harvard’s Nicky Hu, along with No. 74 David Biosca (East Tennessee State). In addition, Mautner clinched Penn’s season-ending victory over No. 48 Princeton. With the match tied at 3-3, Mautner gutted out a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) triumph over Thomas Colautti.
Mautner was also one game away from defeating the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Year, David Volfson of Cornell, before the match went unfinished.
Mautner and the Quakers finished 3-4 in the Ivy League this season, marking a three-win improvement from a year ago.