By Anne Bello
Published Oct 18, 2012 at 7:00 AM ET; Updated Sep 8, 2012 at 8:54 PM ET

Philadelphia, PA — Penn, the defending Hoehn Cup champions, have A Division ambitions. The Quakers defeated Columbia decisively for last season’s B Division crown, coming back strong after a lopsided loss to Western Ontario in the 2011 Hoehn Cup final. Taking home the B Division title was nice, but now Penn wants a shot at the national title. The first step is to get back into the A Division, and F&M, Dartmouth, Columbia, and Navy will be key matches along the way. First up, though, will be the doubles championships, which Penn dominated last year and which will be played in Philadelphia again this year. The two seniors who graduated last year — Thomas Mattsson and Trevor McGuinness — teamed up to win the 2011-2012 doubles championship, recapturing a title they won their freshman year. McGuinness also won the inaugural mixed doubles title with Colleen Fehm last year. Mattsson and McGuinness will leave holes in the top half of the ladder that the three new players joining the team will try to help fill. The newcomers are Tyler Odell (Episcopal Academy), Liam Quinn (Belmont Hill), and Augie Frank (Chestnut Hill Academy).

2011-2012 SEASON RECAP

Season Record: 8-7

Final Ranking: 9

Team Championships: 1st in the Hoehn Cup (B Division)

2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW

Program Status: Varsity

Head Coach: Jack Wyant

Returning Players from Team Championships:  2. Daniel Greenberg (CSA Scholar Athlete); 3. Daniel Judd;  5. John Dudzik; 6. Derek Chilvers; 7. Justin Ang; 8. Michael Mutscheller; 9. Jack Maine; 10. Oscar Mattsson; 11. Hunter Schlacks

Graduated/Non-Returning Players from 2011-2012 Team Championships: 1. Thomas Mattsson (1st Team All-Ivy, 2nd Team All-American, Academic All Ivy; Doubles Champion); 4. Trevor McGuinness (Doubles and Mixed Doubles Champion)

Additions to the 2012-2013 Roster: Tyler Odell, Liam Quinn, and Augie Frank

Captain: Danny Greenberg

Team Goals: To make the Potter Cup (A Division)

Key Matches: F&M, Dartmouth, Columbia, and Navy

To read other team previews, please visit the 2012-2013 College Squash Season Previews page.