As Philadelphia hosts the world’s best Men and Women contesting the 2014 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships Rounds of 32 next weekend, the city of brotherly love also welcomes the best college squash doubles players in the thirty-first annual U.S. Intercollegiate Squash Doubles Championships and some of the nation’s best juniors for the Senator Arlen Specter Junior Championship Tour (JCT).
Last year’s Intercollegiate Squash Doubles Champions Princeton and Navy return to defend their Men’s (NAVY), Women’s (Princeton), and Mixed (Princeton) titles at Racquet Club of Philadelphia and Germantown Cricket Club, October 10-12.
Princeton University’s Maria Elena Ubina collected two winners trophies in her first mixed and women’s doubles final appearances, while the United States Naval Academy’s Hunter Beck and Andrew McGuinness earned the service academy’s first-ever national individual title in an all-Navy final.
McGuinness will play with a new partner after Beck’s graduation, Josh Hughes. Princeton’s Ubina will once again pair with Samual Kang in the Mixed Division, and will pair with U.S. Junior National teammate and Princeton Freshman Olivia Fiechter in the Women’s Division.Intercollegiate Doubles Tournament Page
Meanwhile at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania’s courts, October 11-13, over three hundred juniors will contest the second JCT of the season—The Senator Arlen Specter JCT.
Each season’s five JCTs feature the highest level of junior competition. Draws at these selective events are restricted to the top thirty-two ranked entrants, and these tournaments play a key role in national team selection.JCT Tournament Page