14-16th March - Princeton
Day Three, Finals:
Sabrina Sobhy 3-0  Reeham Sedky 11-6,
Hayes Murphy 3-1  Derek Hsue
11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-8
Chloe Chemtob 3-0  Casey Wong 12-10, 11-4, 11-8
Sean Hughes 3-1  David Yacobucci
11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5
Elle Ruggiero 3-1 Ona Prokes
11-7, 10-12, 11-2, 11-5
 Ryan Murray 3-2  Patrick McElroy
13-11, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-4
 Marina Stefanoni 3-2  Meghna Sreedhar
11-5, 8-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-2
 Mateo Giraldo 3-0 Kedar Nagaraj
11-7, 11-4, 11-5
 Brecon Welch 3-0  Molly Stoltz
11-8, 11-7, 13-11
John Paul Tew 3-1  David Beeson 11-9, 11-9, 10-12,
Day Three - Finals: One more for Sabrina
US Squash reports
week after defeating her older sister, Amanda, for the first
time to earn the title of U.S. Champion, Sabrina Sobhy
has successfully defended
her girls’ U19 U.S. Junior Championship title against Reeham
Sobhy maintained a perfect record with three-game victories
throughout the tournament with Sedky–sixteen years
old–coming the closest to winning a game against the now
junior and senior U.S. champion with a scoreline of 11-6,
11-2, 13-11. This is Sabrina’s third consecutive U19 title
at only seventeen years of age.
The boys’ U19 final came down between soon-to-be
University of Pennsylvania teammates Hayes Murphy and
third-seeded Derek Hsue. With both players coming off
grueling five-game semifinals, the final was just as
closely-contested with the match score split at 1-1 after
two games. Murphy pulled away with the third and fourth
games to win his first junior national title in his final
junior championship appearance.
U.S. Junior Open girls’ U17 champion Chloe Chemtob
won her first girls’ U17 U.S. national title after finishing
third and second in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Sixteen-year-old Chemtob–a Canadian-American dual
citizen–defeated fifteen-year-old two seed Casey Wong 12-10,
Adding to his 2010 BU13
national title, top-seeded Sean Hughes is now
U17 champion after defeating two seed David Yacobucci
11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5.
Thirteen-year-old Elle Ruggiero won her fourth title
in four years in a four-game girls’ U15 final against
Ona Prokes. Ruggiero won the U11 in 2011, and two
consecutive U13 titles in 2012 and 2013.
Fourteen-year-old top seed Ryan Murray won his third
national title in his third age division against three seed
Patrick McElroy in a marathon five-game boys’ U15
final 13-11, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-4. Murray adds to his 2009
U11 and 2013 U13 national titles.
Continuing her upward progression from finishing girls’ U11
runner-up in her first national championship, the 2012
Bronze championships, to winning her first national U11
title in 2013, Marina Stefanoni won her second
national title in two years in the U13 division. Down
2-1 in the final against two seed Meghna Sreedhar, Stefanoni
clawed back to win the match 11-5, 8-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-2.
Playing in his first U.S. Junior Championship and on the
heels of winning two Junior Championship Tour titles this
season, twelve-year-old Mateo Giraldo won his first
national title 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 in the boys’ U13 final
against Kedar Nagaraj, who endured three consecutive
five-game matches leading up to the final.
Both the boys’ and girls’ U11 division champions won
their first national titles in their second U.S. Junior
Championship appearances. Second-seeded Brecon Welch
upset top seed Molly Stoltz 11-8, 11-7, 13-11 to win her
first national title after finishing eleventh in 2013. After
exiting the 2012 U11 championship in the first round,
unseeded John Paul Tew knocked out the boys’ one,
four, and finally two seed, David Beeson, in the final 11-9,
11-9, 10-12, 11-8 to win his first national title.
US Squash reports
The twenty finalists of the 2014 U.S. Junior Squash
Championships are decided after Saturday’s quarterfinals and
semifinals in New Jersey at Princeton University and
The girls’ U11 final will be contested between one
and two seeds Molly Stoltz and Brecon Welch. Both
players endured difficult semifinals as Stoltz held off
fourth-seeded Abigail Schuster in five games, while Welch
defeated Margaux Comai in four games.
In boys’ U11, John Paul Tew continued his
impeccable run without dropping a game, first defeating top
seed Rohan Iyer in the quarterfinals 11-7, 11-6, 13-11, then
fourth-seeded Charles Braff 11-3, 11-7, 11-8 to reach the
final. Tew faces two seed David Beeson, who also has
yet to drop a game in the tournament.
Kedar Nagaraj is the surprise of the boys’ U13
division having strung together three consecutive five-game
victories, including a quarterfinal victory against two seed
Jed Burde. Nagaraj will test his stamina against first
seeded Mateo Giraldo in the final, who prevailed in a
five-game quarterfinal against Dillon Huang before reaching
the final with a win against four seed Tyler Mackesy.
On the girls U13 side, first and second seeds
Marina Stefanoni and Meghna Sreedhar will contest
Sunday’s final with both players maintaining their perfect,
three-game-win record on Saturday including semifinals
against four and three seeds Olivia Robinson and Ashley
Ona Prokes fought her way through the bottom half of
the girls’ U15 main draw first dispatching three seed
Laila Sedky in four games, then recovering from 2-1 down
against Lily Zelov to reach the final 12-10, 6-11, 9-11,
12-10, 11-8. Prokes is up against top seed Elle Ruggiero
who has yet to lose a game in the tournament.
After a four-game round of sixteen victory, boys’ U15
top seed Ryan Murray extended his run of four-game
victories on Saturday in the quarterfinals against Max
Finkelstein and semifinals against Ian Blatchford. Murray
plays third-seeded Patrick McElroy who upset two seed
Tyler Carney 15-17, 11-3, 11-9, 11-8 in the semifinals.
Boys’ U17 one seed Sean Hughes continued his
perfect run in the tournament to reach the final where
Brunswick’s two seed David Yacobucci who defeated
third-seeded Clark Doyle in a three-game semifinal.
U.S. Junior Open U17 champion and Canadian-American dual
citizen Chloe Chemtob reached the girls’ U17
final without dropping a game. Second-seeded Casey Wong
will vie for the GU17 final after defeating three seed
Morgan Steelman 11-6, 11-4, 10-12, 11-2 in the semifinals.
Defending U.S. Junior and national champion Sabrina Sobhy
eased her way in to the girls' U19 final against four
seed Kayley Leonard, Sobhy’s first opponent to earn more
than five points in a single game against the
seventeen-year-old this tournament. Sobhy faces Reeham
Sedky, who prevailed against three seed and 2014 DeRoy
Sportsmanship Award recipient Olivia Fiechter in the
Two turbulent rounds in the boys’ U19 saw only one
seed reach the final and a number of marathon matches.
Brunswick No. 1 Hayes Murphy reaches the final after
eliminating one seed Arhum Saleem from the main draw in four
games, then holding off Avon Old Farm’s Atticus Kelly in a
Their semifinal was Kelly’s second
consecutive five-game match of the day after a nail-biting
13-11, 11-9, 11-13, 9-11, 14-12 victory against
fourth-seeded Timmy Brownell.
Hayes will face the male DeRoy recipient Derek Hsue
who advanced to the final in the last match of the night
against Bransten Ming 10-12, 9-11, 18-16, 11-5, 11-9.
US Squash reports
Day one of the 2014 U.S. Junior Squash Championships
has concluded in New Jersey at Princeton University and
The country’s top thirty-two players in ten age divisions,
girls’ and boy’s U11, U13, U15, U17, and U19 contested
rounds of thirty-two and sixteen setting up Saturday’s
quarterfinals and semi-finals.
In all age divisions–save for the Boys’ U19–the top four
seeds safely advanced to the quarterfinals.
Defending U.S. Junior champion and newly-crowned U.S.
Champion Sabrina Sobhy, second-seeded Reeham Sedky
and third-seeded Olivia Fiechter all advanced
conceding ten points or less in both of their matches in
Chesnut Hill’s Brian Giegerich pulled off the upset
of the day as he narrowly dispatched BU19 two seed Pierson
Broadwater 11-7, 7-11, 2-11, 11-2, 11-9, although Giegerich
exited the main draw in the round of sixteen against