Fiftieth Anniversary U.S. Open Set to Commence at Specter Center

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The stage is set for the 2023 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist as the world’s best squash players descend on the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia, October 7-14.

2023 marks the tournament’s fiftieth edition since the inaugural U.S. Open in 1954, and tenth offering prize money parity across the men’s and women’s PSA Platinum draws.

The opening weekend of matches will see the first two rounds contested on four courts simultaneously at the Specter Center including both glass courts and courts 7 and 15 with match play starting at 12pm ET both days. View Saturday’s full lineup of matches on usopensquash.com/daily.

Draws and match times are available on usopensquash.com/draws. Tickets are available on usopensquash.com/tickets. Squash fans around the world can watch the action live on squash.tv.

Eight Americans are involved in first round action and will hope to harness the home crowd’s support.

U.S. Champion Andrew Douglas will take on Mexico’s world No. 41 Cesar Salazar in the opening match on the Lenfest Glass court at 12:30pm ET. Columbia graduate Ramit Tandon and world No. 49 Faraz Khan will play on the Roberts Glass Court at 12:45. Marina Stefanoni will follow on the Roberts Court against Egypt’s Mariam Metwally at 1:30. Wild Cards Lucie Stefanoni and Zane Patel will close out the afternoon sessions against Hana Moataz and Greg Lobban, respectively.

Shahjahan Khan will aim for his first U.S. Open victory against Egypt’s Karim El Hammamy on the Lenfest Court at 5pm. Wild Card and former Yale No. 1 Spencer Lovejoy will take on former Penn star Aly Abou Eleinen on the Roberts Court at 5:15. Todd Harrity and England’s world No. 29 Adrian Waller will play on the Lenfest court at 6:30. World No. 50 Timmy Brownell will close out the Roberts Court against Switzerland’s world No. 28 Dimitri Steinmann at 6:45.