PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania men’s squash team opened 2016-17 in style on Saturday afternoon, sweeping both George Washington and Virginia at the Ringe Squash Courts. The Quakers begin the season with two straight wins for the fourth-consecutive season.
The Red and Blue kick-started the day with a 9-0 triumph over George Washington—their third straight win over the Colonials. Among the many impressive performers was freshman David Yacobucci, who recorded his first-career win at Penn at No. 6. The Quakers’ top two of Marwan Mahmoud and Karim Hussein also put together dominant efforts, while James Watson, Hayes Murphy, Derek Hsue and Max Reed all picked up right where they left off last season.
Penn was even more dominant in its first-ever meeting against Virginia. En route to sweeping all matches, Wil Hagen joined Yacobucci in picking up his first win as a member of the Red and Blue at No. 9, while senior captain George Lemmon nabbed the first triumph of his season at No. 7. Mahmoud, Hsue, Watson, Murphy, Yacobucci and Anders Larson all made it a perfect 2-0 on the day with triumphs in their respective positions.
Following the Thanksgiving holiday, the Quakers will enjoy three straight road contests. Penn will head to Drexel on Nov. 30, Rochester on Dec. 3 and St. Lawrence on Dec. 4.
Penn 9, George Washington 0
Marwan Mahmoud def. Jamie Oakley, 3-0
Karim Hussein def. Oisin Logan, 3-0
Derek Hsue def. Andres de Frutos, 3-1
James Watson def. Juan Laguna, 3-0
Hayes Murphy def. Billy Berner, 3-0
David Yacobucci def. Josh Marks, 3-0
Anders Larson def. John Bassett, 3-1
Max Reed def. Omar Mussehl, 3-0
BG Lemmon won by default
Jonathan Zeitels won by default
Penn 9, Virginia 0
Marwan Mahmoud def. Toby Hansford, 3-0
Derek Hsue def. Mason Blake, 3-0
James Watson def. Jarett Odrich, 3-0
Hayes Murphy def. Charles Woodworth, 3-0
David Yacobucci def. Grayson Bubrosky, 3-0
Anders Larson def. Killian Bubrosky, 3-0
BG Lemmon def. Justin Shah, 3-0
Jonathan Zeitels def. James Dudzik, 3-0
Wil Hagen def. Stewart Staunton, 3-0
Alex Norman def. Harrison Kapp, 3-0