PHILADELPHIA - Men's squash finished the 2011-12 campaign as the 10th ranked team in the country. The Quakers qualified for the Hoehn Cup and advanced to the finals of that draw before falling to Western Ontario in the last match of the season. Penn will lose a trio of four-year starters from the top half of its ladder this season, but has several key players returning to a young roster that features four sophomores and six freshmen.
Senior Thomas Mattsson returns for his fourth consecutive year of holding down the No. 1 position for the men's side. Fellow senior Trevor McGuinness posted a 12-7 record last season, playing as high as No. 4, closing the season strong with wins in eight of his last 10 matches.
Junior Dan Greenberg will also provided some experience as he has played inside of the top three in both of his firsts two seasons at Penn, winning 11 matches during that span. A year stronger, sophomores Justin Ang, John Dudzik, and Daniel Judd will all look to improve on solid rookie campaigns. Dudzik won eight matches as a freshman, playing mostly at No. 8. Ang won seven matches playing mostly at No. 6 and No. 9, but as high as No. 5. Judd came on strong late in the season, winning four matches in the top nine and seven matches overall.
Men's squash has added six freshmen to the incoming Class of 2015 in hopes of bolstering a lineup that looks to move up in the rankings nationally. Head coach Jack Wyant, who enters his second season as both the men's and women's squash coach, sat down with the Penn Sports Network to discuss the early portion of preseason and talk about what his team in working on to prepare for the 2011-12 campaign.