Men's Squash Dominates Navy in Home Opener

PHILADELPHIA – Penn men’s squash triumphed over Navy at the Ringe Squash Courts on Thursday, bumping its record up over .500 for the first time this season. The No. 13 Quakers (3-2) topped the 16th ranked Midshipmen (18-3), 8-1, in their first home match of the 2012-13 season.

Penn started off strong, taking three of the first four matches, highlighted by an intense five-set win, 3-2, at No. 4 from junior John Dudzik (2-3) over Hunter Beck (9-3) of Navy. In the second set of matches, it was more of the same for the Red and Blue, as they took all five to seal their third win of the season, 8-1.

Senior captain Danny Greenberg finished off Navy’s No. 1 Andrew McGuinness for the second time in their careers, 3-1, and is now 2-0 all-time against the Middie sophomore. Other highlights were sophomore Daniel Judd, who remains the only perfect Quaker on the roster at 5-0 with his win at No. 9 on Thursday, as well as all three freshmen. Rookies Augie Frank, Liam Quinn, and Tyler Odell dominated their matches. Frank (2-3) had the last match of the night, and swept his opponent, 3-0, despite a number of long points and Navy lets. Quinn and Odell each earned their fourth victory on the year.

The Quakers take a break for the holidays before returning to the Ringe Courts from Jan. 12-13 for their Ivy League opener against Harvard and Dartmouth.

Full Results

Penn 8, Navy 1

No. 1: Danny Greenberg (P) def. Andrew McGuinness (N) 3-1, (11-8, 11-9, 11-13, 11-4)

No. 2: Derek Chilvers (P) def. Jim Kacergis (N) 3-0, (11-9, 13-11, 11-4)

No. 3: Augie Frank (P) def. Hunter Bouchard (N) 3-0, (11-6, 12-10, 11-6)

No. 4: John Dudzik (P) def. Hunter Beck (N) 3-2, (7-11, 11-9, 9-11, 13-11, 11-8)

No. 5: Liam Quinn (P) def. John Richey (N) 3-0, (11-7, 11-5, 11-6)

No. 6: Colin Barry (N) def. Michael Mutscheller (P) 3-1, (4-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9)

No. 7: Jack Maine (P) def. Bill Kacergis (N) 3-0, (11-5, 11-9, 11-9)

No. 8: Tyler Odell (P) def. Mitch Bottini (N) 3-1, (11-9, 11-8, 7-11, 11-5)

No. 9: Daniel Judd (P) def. Cotter Walker (N) 3-1, (11-8, 5-11, 11-6, 11-3)

No. 10: Robert Greco (P) def. Jack Shinnick (N) 3-0, (11-8, 11-4, 11-6)