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.
Last year, with only a men’s division in action, the U.S. Naval Academy maintained their doubles dominance with Senen Ubina and Michael Kacergis claiming a fifth title in six years for Navy after overcoming fellow Midshipman Jonathan Lentz and James Kjorlien in the final. The championship was Ubina’s third of his career and his second with a partner named Kacergis. Younger brother Michael earned his first intercollegiate doubles title, following in the footsteps of his older brother, Billy.
This year there are sixteen men’s teams, seven mixed teams and four women’s teams; eight universities are represented. Navy is again favored to win but a new dark horse has emerged from Providence, RI. Now that the Gorgi Family Squash & Education Center has opened on the campus of Moses Brown School in partnership with SquashBusters, Brown has the opportunity to regularly play hardball doubles.
Two defending champions return: Lindsay Stanley will look to repeat as women’s champion, alongside Penn teammate Jessica Davis. Franklin & Marshall’s Sanja Jeeva, having won the mixed doubles two years ago, will try to repeat with teammate Audrey Burling.
The 2019 championships are the fortieth edition of the tournament, which was founded in 1942. The world’s only annual collegiate doubles event, the Intercollegiate Doubles are again presented by the U.S. Jesters Club.
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