PHILADELPHIA - Men's squash started out the 2011-12 campaign with a strong showing in the season opener against Drexel. The Quakers (1-0) swept each of the nine matches and only dropped one of the 28 games that were contested inside the top-nine. In addition to the six returning players from last season's squad, three freshmen also made their collegiate debuts and came out with convincing victories against the Dragons (4-5).
Captains Thomas Mattsson and Trevor McGuinness came out with convincing wins playing at the top of the ladder. Mattsson defeated Franklin & Marshall transfer Justin Singh in straight games. Singh had come into the match with a 7-1 overall record at the top of the ladder. McGuinness jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead with 11-7 and 11-9 victories. After dropping the third game, McGuinness closed the match with his most convincing game, winning 11-4.
At spots three, four, and five, Penn's returning players each came up with 3-0 match sweeps. Dan Greenberg allowed just 11 points in the first two games and closed the match with an 11-3 third game victory. Sophomore Derek Chilvers allowed just eight points in the first two games and came up with one of Penn's two 11-0 game victories on the evening to close his match. Fellow sophomore John Dudzik took each of his first two games by 11-5 scores and then closed out his win at No. 5 with the 11-6 third game win. The third sophomore in the ladder, Justin Ang, picked up a very impressive win with his match at No. 7.
Playing at No. 6, freshman Michael Mutscheller allowed just six points total in his collegeiate debut. After taking the first game 11-4, he would not concede a point in the second game and followed that up with an 11-2 victory in the third. In the bottom third of the ladder, Hunter Schlacks and Oscar Mattsson also won their collegiate debuts to help complete the Penn sweep. Schlacks debuted at No. 8 and picked up the three game victory which included an 11-1 second game victory. The Younger Mattsson allowed just nine points in his collegiate debut. He allowed just three points in the first, four in the second, and closed his victory with an 11-2 win in the third.
After the season-opening win at home, Penn will open the Ivy League portion of its schedule when No. 3 Princeton comes to the Ringe Squash Courts this Saturday at 1 p.m. The men's match will start at 1 p.m. and will be immediately followed by the women's match that is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start.
Penn 9 Drexel 0
No. 1: Thomas Mattsson (P) def. Justin Singh (D) (3-0), 11-5, 11-6, 11-7
No. 2: Trevor McGuinness (P) def. Sebastian Dangond Gala (D) (3-1), 11-7, 11-9, 5-11, 11-4
No. 3: Dan Greenberg (P) def. Nick DiDonato (D) (3-0), 11-5, 11-6, 11-3
No. 4: Derek Chilvers (P) def. Ben Bevan (D) (3-0), 11-3, 11-5, 11-0
No. 5: John Dudzik (P) def. Harshil Dokania (D) (3-0), 11-5, 11-5, 11-6
No. 6: Michael Mutscheller (P) def. Vinayak Kalani (3-0), 11-4, 11-0, 11-2
No. 7: Justin Ang (P) def. Matt Schreffler (3-0), 11-2, 11-7, 11-3
No. 8: Hunter Schlacks (P) def. Nakul Jain (D) (3-0), 11-5, 11-1, 11-6
No. 9: Oscar Mattsson (P) def. Kevin Sacherman (D) (3-0), 11-3, 11-4, 11-2
No. 10: Matt Sheridan (P) def. Paul Jamrogowicz (D) (3-0), 11-4, 11-8, 11-6