Thirty-Seventh Intercollegiate Doubles Joins U.S. Open Fortnight

(image: Julie Harris)

(image: Julie Harris)

The thirty-seventh edition of the U.S. Intercollegiate Doubles Championships joins the Delaware Investments U.S. Open fortnight for the sixth year Friday, October 7.

The world’s only annual collegiate doubles event was first played in 1942.

Last year, Navy’s Bill Kacergis & Senen Ubina won the Naval Academy’s second Butcher-Ball Cup in three years. Ubina’s older sister, Maria Elena, won her third consecutive women’s title for Princeton, and second with partner Olivia Fiecther. In the mixed final, Penn’s BG Lemmon & Alaka Alankamony defeated Princeton’s Ubina & Jarryd Osborne to capture the Quakers’ third title and first since winning the inaugural 2012 and 2013 titles.

Navy is hoping to retain the men’s title with teams seeded first and second—including defending champ Senen Ubina. Maria Elena Ubina is predicted to win an unprecedented fourth title.

Franklin & Marshall is the only school to field teams in all three draws—including four teams in the mixed draw.

For the first time, teams from George Washington and Dickinson will compete in the tournament. Drexel has sent a team for the first time in over a decade.

The tournament will be again presented by the U.S. Jesters Club, squash’s leading philanthropic and social organization.

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