The 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships qualifying field is complete after Georgina Stoker and Dane Sharp won the local pre-qualifying finals Tuesday night at Drexel University’s Kline & Specter Courts in Philadelphia.
For the fourth consecutive year, Berwyn Squash & Fitness’ Stoker reached U.S. Open qualifying via the pre-qualifying finals. Stoker, an English international and former touring professional, defeated Fairmount Athletic Club and Malaysia’s Wee Nee Low, who was making her pre-qualifying debut, 10-12, 11-2, 11-7, 11-5.
In the men’s final, Fairmount’s Lyall Paterson made his second consecutive pre-qualifying finals appearance against Merion Cricket Club and Canada’s Dane Sharp. Sharp, who made one U.S. Open qualifying appearance in 2013, will make a second appearance this year after defeating Paterson 11-7, 11-7, 10-12, 11-5.
Stoker and Sharp will contest the first round of U.S. Open qualifying at either Drexel University, Racquet Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Cricket Club or Merion Cricket Club, October 6.
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