OCTOBER 8-15    PHILADELPHIA, PA

The fortieth-annual U.S. Intercollegiate Squash Doubles Championships, presented by the U.S. Jesters Club, as Navy and Penn swept up the titles Sunday, October 6. Philadelphia Cricket Club hosted the tournament, which was originally started in 1942. Twenty-four teams came from six universities: Brown, Columbia, Drexel, Fordham, Franklin & Marshall and...
World No. 8 Amanda Sobhy overcame a formidable challenge from U.S. teammate Olivia Fiechter in Sunday’s second round to become the lone American representative in the last sixteen of the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open. Sunday brought the top sixteen men’s and women’s seeds into the fray with thirty-two second-round...
The speed challenge stood out as one of the most exciting parts of Doubles Day. Using a Stalker Pro II, a high-performance sports radar gun that is used in Major League Baseball, the speed challenge included four young players: Drexel team members Karina Tyma and Lucas Rousselet, Hameed Ahmed...
For the third year, doubles came to singles, as the four-handed game was celebrated during Doubles Day at the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships. Doubles Day highlighted the game of hardball doubles, a hugely popular and growing game in North America. Hardball squash doubles was originally invented in...
[caption id="attachment_18371" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Olivia Fiechter (l) celebrates her victory over world No. 23 Emily Whitlock[/caption] Americans Olivia Fiechter, Andrew Douglas, Sabrina Sobhy and Olivia Blatchford Clyne all recorded first-round victories—three of which were the day’s most dramatic upsets—Saturday, October 5, at Drexel University and Racquet Club of Philadelphia. Fiechter, Douglas and Sobhy's results all marked their respective career-first wins at the U.S. Open--all of which took place against higher-ranked opposition.
[caption id="attachment_18358" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Nicholas J. LePore, III was honored tonight by The Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association.[/caption] The Philadelphia Squash Racquets Association honored Nicholas J. LePore, III tonight at the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open with the 2019 PSRA Service Award.
[caption id="attachment_18355" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Roberta and Ian Andrews were this year's First Fan(s) in the building.[/caption] One of the central goals of the FS Investments U.S. Open is to expose the game to people from around the country. Per usual, the first fans to walk into the Daskalakis Athletic Center at Drexel for the very first match on the ASB GlassCourt today were good examples. It was Roberta and Ian Andrews. For the past four years they’ve come to the first weekend of the U.S. Open, taking front-row seats behind the ball wall. “We always book our tickets on the first day or two after they go on sale,” Roberta said. “We love sitting right up by the glass court, just so close to the action. It is so accessible.”
[caption id="attachment_18351" align="aligncenter" width="474"] Vincent Amatulli (left) and Nabilla Ariffin (right) are this year's honorary First-Hit representatives.[/caption] The 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships started up today at Drexel University in Philadelphia. All the excitement kicked off with its classic first-ball ceremony. This year’s honorary representatives were FS Investment's Vincent Amatulli and SquashSmarts' Nabilla Ariffin.
Eight Americans will be aiming to harness the home crowd support during opening weekend of the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open, October 5-6. Four of the six members of Team USA's gold-medal-winning Pan American Games will aim to challenge the best in the world. All six members and coaching staff...
The 2019 U.S. Intercollegiate Squash Doubles Championships begin tomorrow alongside the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, October 5-6.